Pros

  • Blazing speed makes for great gaming
  • Nice-sounding speakers

Cons

  • Battery life almost nil
  • Bulky and expensive

At A Glance

This desktop-chip-equipped gaming rig is heavy and has almost nil battery life, but costs $1,000 less than a near-twin rival.

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The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 30844
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 Go 7950 GTX
Storage
Drive size 200.0 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
  • Mini PCI 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 15.6 inches
Depth 11.8 inches
Height 2.5 inches
Weight 14.7 pounds
Weight with Accessories 14.7 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32 bit)
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices Phone Cord
Input devices Touchpad
Other Hardware
  • S-Video cable
  • Phone cord
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 96.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Superior
Battery
Battery Life 12:58:00 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 377.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 357.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 224.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 441.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 347.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 343.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 213.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 622.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 211.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 181.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 153.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 405.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0