Pros

  • Big, bright, powerful
  • Solid machine; feels great

Cons

  • Has the 32-bit version of Windows 7
  • Keypad is pretty springy and takes getting used to

At A Glance

The NBL5100 offers so much to like, but Micro Express's cheap OS choice undercuts it.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.microexpress.net

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 2800.0 MHz
Cache size 4096.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 15.6 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 320.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces eSATA
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 14.7 inches
Depth 9.9 inches
Height 1.7 inches
Weight 6.1 pounds
Weight with Accessories 7.2 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Fingerprint Reader
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 118.0
Battery
Battery Life 2:36   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 235.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 330.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 163.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 324.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 314.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 375.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 242.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 364.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 175.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 105.25   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 88.33   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 50.12   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 78.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 71.21   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 41.66   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 25.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 21.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 13.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 51.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 44.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 29.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 38.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 33.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 21.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 66.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 54.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 30.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 11.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 278.0