Pros

  • Reasonably priced

Cons

  • Uses a desktop CPU and runs loud

At A Glance

More businesslike than the others we tested, with mediocre audio and a desktop CPU that requires noisy fans.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number PF456AV
Inventory Number 24512
Processor
Processor type Pentium 4 650
Processor speed 3400.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.0 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1050 pixels
Vertical Resolution 1050
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Mobility Radeon X600
Storage
Drive size 80.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • Five-in-one media card reader
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Battery life 138.0 hours
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Headphone Jack Yes
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • FireWire Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x4)
  • Video - S-Video
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 1
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 g
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • Five-in-one media card reader
PC Card Slots 1
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 400.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 15.7 inches
Depth 11.3 inches
Height 2.1 inches
Weight 12.2 pounds
Weight with Accessories 12.2 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Included Software
  • Microsoft Money 2005
  • Microsoft Works 8
Other Features
Docking Station Port Yes
Devices Phone Cord
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List
  • Notebook
  • battery
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Battery
Battery Life (Office Applications) 1:38   (hh:mm)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 727.0
Performance
World Bench 5 Rating Very Good
World Bench 5 Score 83.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 657.0
Ahead Nero 1176.0
Windows Media Encoder 377.0
WinZip 504.0
Adobe Premiere 550.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 370.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 500.0
Roxio VideoWave 302.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Mozilla 531.0
Adobe Photoshop 390.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 312.0
Microsoft Office XP 552.0