Pros

  • Inexpensive; offers good performance

Cons

  • Poorly designed

At A Glance

Poorly constructed notebook loaded with inexpensively priced RAM tops our performance chart.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.microexpress.net

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 24744
Processor
Processor type Turion 64 ML-40
Processor speed 2200.0 MHz
Display
Display size 12.1 inches
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Vertical Resolution 800
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
Storage
Drive size 60.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Battery life 302.0 hours
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Headphone Jack Yes
Available Interfaces
  • Mini PCI Port
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • FireWire Port
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 1
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 a/b/g
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
PC Card Slots 1
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR-SDRAM (DDRRAM)
Memory speed 400.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 12.0 inches
Depth 8.9 inches
Height 1.6 inches
Weight 5.8 pounds
Weight with Accessories 5.8 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Included Software
  • Power DVD
  • Nero Suite
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Battery
Battery Life (Office Applications) 3:02   (hh:mm)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 43.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 77.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 22.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 35.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 14.34   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 5.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 721.0
Performance
World Bench 5 Rating Superior
World Bench 5 Score 99.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 530.0
Ahead Nero 276.0
Windows Media Encoder 403.0
WinZip 307.0
Adobe Premiere 444.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 494.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 630.0
Roxio VideoWave 357.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Mozilla 401.0
Adobe Photoshop 349.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 351.0
Microsoft Office XP 534.0