Pros

  • Blazing speed, distinctive look

Cons

  • Bouncy keyboard is frustrating

At A Glance

This powerful, industrial-looking laptop has an uncomfortable keyboard.

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Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number HEL8021
Inventory Number 25301
Processor
Processor type Intel Core Duo T2600
Processor speed 2160.0 MHz
Display
Display size 15.4 inches
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Vertical Resolution 800
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset NVidia GeForce Go 7600
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 254.0 hours
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 1
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • FireWire Port
  • Infrared
  • Mini PCI Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)
  • Video - S-Video
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Headphone Jack Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 a/b/g
Bluetooth No
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
PC Card Slots 1
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 13.9 inches
Depth 10.4 inches
Height 1.2 inches
Weight 8.1 pounds
Weight with Accessories 8.1 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad
Case
Multipurpose Bay None

Performance

Battery
Battery Life (Office Applications) 2:54   (hh:mm)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 99.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 78.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 380.0
Performance
World Bench 5 Rating Superior
World Bench 5 Score 120.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 531.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 468.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 243.0
Ahead Nero 290.0
Windows Media Encoder 270.0
Roxio VideoWave 287.0
Adobe Photoshop 295.0
Microsoft Office XP 503.0
WinZip 268.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 260.0
Adobe Premiere 390.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Mozilla 309.0