Pros

  • Fastest dual-core we've tested so far
  • Has rewritable DVD drive

Cons

  • Outrageously expensive
  • Lacquered look not for everyone

At A Glance

This pricey, high-concept laptop has flair to spare, but its Extreme gaming processor failed to set records.

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The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 30747
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Extreme X7800
Processor speed 2600.0 MHz
Display
Display size 15.4 inches
Resolution 1680 x 1050 pixels
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Vertical Resolution 1050
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia GeForce Go 8600M GT
Storage
Drive size 160.0 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
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • FireWire Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x4)
  • Video - S-Video
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Microphone input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 n
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 14.4 inches
Depth 11.4 inches
Height 1.7 inches
Weight 8.0 pounds
Weight with Accessories 8.0 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32 bit)
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices Power Cord
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 92.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Superior
Battery
Battery Life 3:04:42 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 287.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 356.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 296.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 445.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 366.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 625.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 219.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 554.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 215.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 123.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 90.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 365.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0