Pros

  • Excellent WorldBench performance

Cons

  • Unremarkable design; poor battery life

At A Glance

Dual-mode graphics help stretch this hard-driving gaming notebook's so-so battery life.

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 24658
Processor
Processor type Pentium M 780
Processor speed 2260.0 MHz
Display
Display size 15.4 inches
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Vertical Resolution 800
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia Geforce Go 6600
Storage
Drive size 80.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Battery life 228.0 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
  • Mini PCI Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)
  • Video - S-Video
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 1
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 g
Bluetooth No
Slots
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
PC Card Slots 1
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 533.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 14.2 inches
Depth 10.6 inches
Height 1.7 inches
Weight 8.5 pounds
Weight with Accessories 8.5 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices Phone Cord
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Battery
Battery Life (Office Applications) 2:28   (hh:mm)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 245.61   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 270.65   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 141.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 147.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 597.0
Performance
World Bench 5 Rating Superior
World Bench 5 Score 99.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 643.0
Ahead Nero 712.0
Windows Media Encoder 371.0
WinZip 394.0
Adobe Premiere 442.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 282.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 456.0
Roxio VideoWave 363.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Mozilla 322.0
Adobe Photoshop 295.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 264.0
Microsoft Office XP 534.0