Pros

  • Beefy hardware in a quiet package
  • Plenty of Ports

Cons

  • Shortcut keys aren't very useful
  • Frustrating touchpad

At A Glance

Micro Express proves that looks aren't everything, delivering a solid notebook that burns past attractive competitors.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.microexpress.net

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo T9550
Processor speed 2660.0 MHz
Display
Display size 15.6 inches
Resolution 1366 x 769 pixels
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Vertical Resolution 769
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Mobility Radeon HD4650
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 0
Available Interfaces
  • Mini PCI Port
  • Infrared
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x4)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
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 3072.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1066.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 14.9 inches
Depth 10.1 inches
Height 1.5 inches
Weight 7.0 pounds
Weight with Accessories 7.0 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32 bit)
Included Software CyberLink DVD Suite
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 110.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Superior
Battery
Battery Life 3:23:57 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 217.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 333.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 205.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 359.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 320.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 575.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 200.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 397.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 199.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 94.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 93.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 64.28   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 64.48   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 75.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 83.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 83.03   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 84.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 199.42   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 151.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 283.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0