Pros

  • Scorching speed
  • Touchpad lock

Cons

  • Awful battery life
  • Disjointed user manual

At A Glance

One of the fastest value notebooks we've tested, this attractive machine suffers from poor battery life.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.microexpress.net

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 25042
Processor
Processor type Turion 64 MT-40
Processor speed 2200.0 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 ATI Mobility Radeon X700
Storage
Drive size 80.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Battery life 144.0 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 a/b/g
Bluetooth No
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR-SDRAM (DDRRAM)
Memory speed 400.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 14.2 inches
Depth 10.6 inches
Height 1.8 inches
Weight 9.0 pounds
Weight with Accessories 9.0 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices Power Cord
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Battery
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Battery
Battery Life (Office Applications) 1:44   (hh:mm)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 83.89   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 43.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 638.0
Performance
World Bench 5 Rating Very Good
World Bench 5 Score 105.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 542.0
Ahead Nero 289.0
Windows Media Encoder 390.0
WinZip 329.0
Adobe Premiere 424.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 484.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 338.0
Roxio VideoWave 335.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Mozilla 338.0
Adobe Photoshop 338.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 258.0
Microsoft Office XP 523.0