Archive for July, 2010

Laptop reviews: Alienware M11x Core i7, Acer Aspire 5551G, Samsung Q330, Toshiba Satellite L650/L670D…

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Laptop reviews of the week:

  • Acer Aspire 1825PT (Tablet PC12″, Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300, Intel GMA 4500MHD): Reg Hardware (75%)
  • Acer Aspire 5551G (15″, AMD Phenom II X3 N830, ATI MR HD 5470): Notebookcheck (81%)
  • Acer Aspire 5625G (15″, AMD Phenom II X4 P920, ATI MR HD 5650 + HD 4225): Notebookcheck (83%)
  • Acer Aspire 8943G (18″, Intel Core i7 720QM, ATI MR HD 5850 DDR3): Computer Shopper (90%)
  • Acer Aspire One 521 (10″, AMD Athlon II Neo K125, ATI MR HD 4225): Notebookcheck (87%)
  • Acer Aspire One D260 (10″, Intel Atom N470, Intel GMA HD): Laptop Magazine (70%)
  • Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820T (14″, Intel Core i3 350M, Intel GMA HD): Engadget
  • Alienware M11x (12″, Intel Core i7 640UM, Nvidia GF GT 335M + Intel GMA HD): PC Magazine (80%), AnandTech(Editor’s Choice), Laptop Magazine (80%)
  • Apple Macbook 2010 (13″, Intel Core 2 Duo P8800, Nvidia GF 320M): Notebookcheck (88%)
  • Asus K42J (14″, Intel Core i5 430M, Nvidia 310M + Intel GMA HD): Laptop Magazine (60%)
  • Clevo D900F (Sager NP9285: 17″, Intel Core i7 930, Nvidia GF GTX 480M): Notebook Review
  • Dell Adamo 13 (13″, Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400, Intel GMA 4500MHD): AnandTech
  • Dell Studio 17 (1747) (17″, Intel Core i7 720QM, ATI MR HD 4650): PC World (70%)
  • Gateway LT3201u (12″, AMD Athlon II Neo K125, ATI MR HD 4225): Computer Shopper (87%)
  • HP Elitebook 2540p (12″, Intel Core i7 640LM, Intel GMA HD): Geek.com
  • HP Mini 210-1022ss (10″, Intel Atom N450, Intel GMA 3150): Imatica (40%)
  • HP ProBook 4520s (15″, Intel Core i3 370M, Intel GMA HD): PC World (70%)
  • Lenovo Thinkpad T410s (14″, Intel Core i5 520M, Intel GMA HD): Laptop Magazine (70%)
  • Lenovo Thinkpad X100e (12″, AMD Turion Neo X2 L625, ATI MR HD 3200): Netbook Reviews
  • Medion P7615 (17″, Intel Core i3 330M, Nvidia GF GT 330M): Notebookcheck (81%)
  • Samsung NB30 (10″, Intel Atom N450, Intel GMA 3150): Trusted Reviews (70%)
  • Samsung P580 Pro (15″, Intel Core i5 430M, Intel GMA HD): Notebookcheck (84%)
  • Samsung Q330 (13″, Intel Core i3 350M, Intel GMA HD): T3.com (80%)
  • Sony Vaio EC (17″, Intel Core i3 330M, ATI MR HD 5470): Engadget
  • Sony Vaio M (10″, Intel Atom N450, Intel GMA 3150): Notebookcheck (82%)
  • Sony Vaio Z (13″, Intel Core i5 520M, Nvidia GF GT 330M + Intel GMA HD): Notebook Review (90%)
  • Toshiba Satellite L650 (15″, Intel Core i5 430M, ATI MR HD 5145): Trusted Reviews (70%)
  • Toshiba Satellite L670D (15″, AMD Phenom II X3 P820, ATI MR HD 5650): Notebookcheck (81%)

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GeForce GTX 480M benchmark compilation

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

The main benchmarking sites have already published results of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 480M (mobile Fermi). In case you missed some of them, here you have a compilation:

Please note that only the last 2 ones are apples-to-apples comparisons, because the older ones are comparing the GTX 480M paired with a desktop processor against the 5870 paired with a notebook processor.

In some games the GTX 480M gets an advantage of 25 or even 30%, but in many games both cards score similar results (maybe within a 10%; the average is a 19% in favor of the GTX 480M at Tom’s Hardware).

You can configure laptops with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 480M at well known assemblers such as Xotic PC, Cizmo and others.

Sager NP8850 (Built on Clevo W880CU) Gaming Laptop

HP coupon code for laptops (from July 7th 2010)

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

New Coupon:

$400 off web coupon for the purchase of a customized HP Pavilion Notebook PC configured at $1,299 or greater at the HP Home & Home Office Store using coupon code NBG351962. Offer excludes Compaq, HP Mini, HP ENVY 14, HP ENVY 17, HP ENVY 15 and HP 15 ENVY Beats Edition. Offer limited to the first 1,350 coupons redeemed. 1 redemption per person or address. Not valid with other promotions, HP Academy, or HP Friends & Family. Restrictions apply. Not combinable with instant rebates. Products and support acquired by Customer under these Terms are solely for Customer’s personal use and not for immediate resale or sub-licensing. For complete conditions, see “Coupon Information” in the “Customer Service” section at www.hpshopping.com.

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Laptop reviews: Acer Aspire 5553G, Dell Inspiron 17R, Toshiba Satellite A660, Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T…

Monday, July 5th, 2010

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