Pros

  • Great keyboard and numerical keypad

Cons

  • Lacks a DVI connection

At A Glance

The business-oriented M685-E is ideal for corporate graphics work and has a dedicated numberpad; but battery life was average

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 24970
Processor
Processor type Intel Core Duo T2500
Processor speed 2000.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.0 inches
Resolution 1440 x 900 pixels
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Vertical Resolution 900
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia GeForce Go 7800
Storage
Drive size 100.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Battery life 221.0 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 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 a/b/g
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
PC Card Slots 1
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 15.8 inches
Depth 11.6 inches
Height 1.6 inches
Weight 9.9 pounds
Weight with Accessories 9.9 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 Yes
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List
  • notebook
  • battery
  • optical drive
Pointing Device Touchpad
Other Hardware Phone cord

Performance

Battery
Battery Life (Office Applications) 2:21   (hh:mm)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 116.84   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 101.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 504.0
Performance
World Bench 5 Rating Good
World Bench 5 Score 97.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 643.0
Ahead Nero 759.0
Windows Media Encoder 317.0
WinZip 405.0
Adobe Premiere 450.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 512.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 302.0
Roxio VideoWave 276.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Mozilla 375.0
Adobe Photoshop 352.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 288.0
Microsoft Office XP 534.0