Pros

  • Blazing desktop-like performance
  • Very expandable

Cons

  • Extremely expensive
  • Terrible battery life

At A Glance

Thick, heavy unit with a quad-core processor runs scorchingly fast, remarkably quiet, and cool--but can you afford it?

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Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 30538
Processor
Processor type Quad Core Q6700
Processor speed 2660.0 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 GeForce Go7950
Storage
Drive size 320.0 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
Firewire 1
Available Interfaces
  • A/V (Composite)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • FireWire Port
  • Infrared
  • Mini PCI Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x4)
  • Video - S-Video
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Microphone input Yes
Composite Video Ports Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 800.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 15.7 inches
Depth 11.8 inches
Height 2.5 inches
Weight 14.3 pounds
Weight with Accessories 14.3 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64 bit)
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices Phone Cord
Input devices Touchpad
Other Hardware
  • S-Video-to-component adapter cable
  • Phone cord
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 97.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Battery
Battery Life 1:17:15 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 376.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 366.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 230.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 442.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 385.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 346.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 218.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 452.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 206.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 114.79   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 137.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 415.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0