Pros

  • Big, crisp 17-inch screen
  • Good gaming-worthy keyboard

Cons

  • Irritating touchpad
  • Bad manual and meager software

At A Glance

Micro Express' power-hungry -- but feature-starved -- desktop replacement delivers gaming goods but little else.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.microexpress.net

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 44082
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300
Processor speed 2530.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.0 inches
Resolution 1680 x 1050 pixels
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Vertical Resolution 1050
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia GeForce 9800M GTX
Storage
Drive size 320.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
General Information
UPC Code 4052097053274
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Firewire 1
Available Interfaces
  • Infrared
  • Mini PCI Port
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 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1066.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 15.6 inches
Depth 11.0 inches
Height 2.1 inches
Weight 11.1 pounds
Weight with Accessories 11.1 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 AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 109.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Battery
Battery Life 2:08:25 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 263.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 341.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 229.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 365.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 333.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 337.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 204.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 412.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 209.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 128.68   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 129.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 92.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 90.97   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 92.54   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 77.84   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1680 by 1050 60.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 90.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 96.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1680 by 1050 92.03   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 97.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 98.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 218.53   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 168.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 278.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0