Pros

  • Switchable graphics
  • Bright, sexy screen

Cons

  • Keyboard is tough, keys are small
  • Speakers are the worst things we've ever heard

At A Glance

If you're looking for a multimedia powerhouse--where "multimedia" doesn't include using the built-in speakers--you should check out this laptop.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.microexpress.net

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 2500.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 15.6 inches
Display type Matte LCD with LED Backlight
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
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • eSATA
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
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 1.6 inches
Weight 5.8 pounds
Weight with Accessories 6.9 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 123.0
Battery
Battery Life 3:33   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 195.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 337.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 168.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 350.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 317.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 350.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 184.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 388.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 172.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 144.39   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 120.44   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 99.05   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 96.06   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 45.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 37.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 72.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 61.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 54.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 43.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 111.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 97.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 17.6   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.3   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 243.0