Pros

  • Great gaming notebook
  • High-resolution screen

Cons

  • Poor design
  • Pricey

At A Glance

This pricey gaming notebook's scorching performance is undermined by poor design in certain areas.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.microexpress.net

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 25791
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo T7600
Processor speed 2330.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.0 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Vertical Resolution 1200
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia Quadro FX 2500M
Storage
Drive size 100.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
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
  • Infrared
  • Mini PCI Port
  • Serial 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
  • Express Card Slot
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 15.6 inches
Depth 11.5 inches
Height 1.8 inches
Weight 11.3 pounds
Weight with Accessories 11.3 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit)
Included Software Nero Essentials 7
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad
Other Hardware
  • S-Video cable
  • Phone cord
Case
Multipurpose Bay Second hard drive

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 82.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Fair
Battery
Battery Life 1:52:39 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 453.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 388.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 264.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 494.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 408.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 692.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 247.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 639.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 222.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 100.34   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 84.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 521.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0