Pros

  • Seemless, clean design
  • Great performance-tweaking apps

Cons

  • Slightly creaky display lid
  • Expensive

At A Glance

A mighty -- and mighty expensive -- 15-inch notebook that raises expectations about gaming on the go.

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The Specs

Pricing
Part Number M15X722CSB
Inventory Number 31434
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000
Processor speed 2800.0 MHz
Display
Display size 15.4 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
Vertical Resolution 1200
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia 8800M GTX
Storage
Drive size 200.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
General Information
UPC Code 884116037316
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 1
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • FireWire Port
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
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 667.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 14.5 inches
Depth 10.7 inches
Height 1.8 inches
Weight 9.6 pounds
Weight with Accessories 9.6 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Included Software
  • Adobe Reader 8.1
  • CyberLink PowerDVD BD 7.3 8ch
  • Nero 7 Essential
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit)
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Other Hardware
  • Express Card Media Remote
  • a 320GB 2nd hard drive.
  • HDMI-to-DVI adapter
  • 2nd battery
Pointing Device Touchpad
Case
Multipurpose Bay
  • Bay supports 2nd battery
  • 2nd hard drive
  • optical drive

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 100.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Superior
Battery
Battery Life 1:40:46 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 290.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 342.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 218.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 387.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 335.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 561.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 207.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 535.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 210.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 178.89   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 120.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 367.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0