Pros

  • Excellent performance.
  • Plenty of connectivity options.
  • Very good keyboard.

Cons

  • Worst. Speakers. Ever.
  • No touchscreen.

At A Glance

Micro Express's NB5720 gaming notebook is short on looks, but long on performance.

Manufacturer’s Description

An affordable 15.6-inch notebook with Intel's fourth-generation Core processor: Core i7-4900MQ.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.microexpress.net

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7 - 4900MQ
Processor speed 2800.0 MHz
Number of Cores 4.0
Display
Display size 15.6 inches
Display type LCD Display
Touchscreen No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia Geforce GTX 765m
Secondary Graphics Chipset Intel HD 4600
Graphics Memory 2.0 GB
Storage
Drive 1 size 256.0 GB
Drive 1 type Solid-State Drive
Drive 2 size 750.0 GB
Drive 2 type Hard Disk Drive
Drive 2 speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • HDMI
  • Line In 1/8
  • Line Out 1/8
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
  • VGA
  • eSATA
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11n
Memory
Memory size 16384.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Power
Battery Type Lithium Ion Battery
Motherboard
Motherboard Chipset HM87
Dimensions
Width 14.72 inches
Depth 9.84 inches
Height 1.68 inches
Weight 5.75 pounds
Weight with Accessories 7.0 pounds
Optical Drive
Included Drives
  • Blu-ray Reader
  • DVD Drive
Storage Media
SD card
  • SD Card
  • SDHC Card
  • SDXC Card
Memory stick
  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick Duo
  • Memory Stick PRO
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • Touchpad

Performance

Product Type
Subcategory Desktop Replacement
Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 483.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Battery
Battery Life 3:37   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 14.2   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 6011.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 3465.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 7269.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 53.9   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 171.8   seconds (lower is better)
Image Editing - GPU Accelerated 105.3   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 110.5   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 198.8   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
3DMark, Firestrike 2389.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 12566.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Ice Storm 27571.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike Extreme 1136.0   score (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 66.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768 27.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 10.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1024x768 60.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 22.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768 63.9   Frames per second (higher is better)