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Testing of 13 notebooks with 17-inches display 
Published 2006/11/1
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The Market if high-productive notebooks of "change of desktop" class is still hard to name fully formed, and the reasons for that are rather prosaic: high cost of models, really capable to compete with maximally equipped desk PC, and relatively small amounts of deliveries of such devices, after all, many of them begin to romp about hardly not by the apiece. But nevertheless we managed to collect thirteen laptops, and as minimum half of them can become the full-fledged change to an accustomed desk PC.

Many times we mentioned that at last time the notebooks more and more become the choice even for those, who gains PC especially for home using. This is conditioned by several reasons: noticeable falling of prices on laptop models of initial class, practically full absence of the noise of top devices, comparable with classical desk PC functionality with much smaller occupied area and, finally, absence of hard lashing to fixed worker place. Perhaps, exactly the last factor is decisive while choosing the notebook of DTR class, after all, many users have evaluated the possibility of dislocation's change in the couple of minutes together with PC.

However we'll notice that alike pleasure is not cheap. Laptop, even though approximately comparable in functionality with the desk PC of average level, exceeds its price nigh doubly. Exactly this restrains the most interested persons to buy such a technique: why to pay so considerable sum for one device if it's possible to gain as minimum on desktop not conceding by parameters to that laptop, and else will remain on modest notebook of budgetary class, which possibilities will be more than enough at your way with the presence of the desktop. There is one more essential moment - often the displays installed in DTR-models are noticeably worse in quality, than usual TFT-monitors. And even 17-inches TFT-panel today is a minimum, desk PCs of average class are already completed with 19-inches display.

However all arguments apropos the advantages of desk PC are not able to outweigh the most important - laptops, even DTR class, differing by significant size and mass,are the mobile devices. And this is already enough for users, for which on those or other reasons the desktops are just not suitable. Therefore, conceiving given testing, as the main aim we have put is to evaluate the alignment of forces on the market of "great" notebooks and try to define, which of them can become the optimum choice for different categories of users.

Particularities of testing

Testing the notebooks of given class is enough difficult problem, but the main problem is connected with a very big range of the prices and variety of configurations. Amongst the 17-inches laptops we can find as devices with discrete video and with rich set of options, so and the analogues of the initial models of the average class, differing from the last basically by the size of the screen. But as long as this laptop, especially if it is not the 2nd model the user has, is considered not only to perform the trivial office tasks, we have limited the circle of participants with the most equipped models. In our point of view, such a way will be correct if you put an aim in front of you to choose the notebook exactly as the desktop changing.

This time noticeably rose the accents in the methods of testing. So, as for 17-inches devices the time of battery functioning is not too critical (as a rule, they're rarely used in autonomous modes), the power,ergonomics , equipment and quality of a display are on the first plan.

We will notice that the most important component in alike models is screen, 17-inches panel will be fully enough to dispense with the desk monitor, and the cost of considered notebooks is so that user has the right to expect a good screen as minimum. While making the integral estimation of display quality, were taken into account the following parameters: the value of maximum and minimum brightness, irregularity of highlighting, the dimention of review angles, saturation of colours, disengagement of colour transmitting, absence of light areas clipping and velocity of the matrix reaction. The comments of TFT-panels quality are given in descriptive part of each models apart.

The speed we evaluated in two modes. The first group of tests includes PCMark05 for estimation of a system productivity, problems on archiving for estimation of speed of CPU and memories connecting, package 3dsmax (render Brazil) and script performance in Adobe Photoshop CS. The second group allows to make a conclusion on a possibility to use the notebooks as a mobile play station and includes two synthetic tests (3DMark05 and 3DMark06) and two games (DOOM 3 and Far Cry). One small problem appeared with the estimation of productivity in 3D - the only resolution of display, which supported all notebooks in test packages , forms 1024*768. Installation of greater value turned out to be impossible because in different models the producers use the matrixes, greatly differing with its native resolution. Totally we compensated this with the installation of maximum parameters of quality in test packages, and the only place, where they remained to be default, became enough "heavy" even for the most productive systems of 3DMark06.

We shall speak about results later, and now we'll get acquainted with other participants of testing.

Acer Aspire 9410

The new model by Acer presents itself an example of a classical approach to building the 17-inches notebooks. This, in fact, the usual by functionality laptop of average class, simply with increased by TFT-screen. Design is made in company style of Folio Design, but there is a pair of some particularities: with the fact that notebook noticeably exceeds by size the business-models, the decor of keyboard and touchpad have been done less strict. As for the rest this is a typical representative of business-class, but with unaccustomed size.

Acer Aspire 9410

To undoubted pluses of such an approach is worth referring the reconciled ergonomics. In the interface connectors location there is only one error - as all Acer notebooks have, outputs for connection of earphones, microphone and linear entry are located in the centre of the front panel. We've already written about this defect more than once, but it is aggravated in given class also because of notebook is oriented mainly on desk using, and the wires in front of it can only disturb.

The keyboard made us happy - a producer managed to place practically full-fledged digital block.There are no claims to touchpad also - there is accustomed for Acer four-position joystick of the rolling,and the accuracy of the positioning of a the cursor in on the height. Many, probably, would not like touchpad noticeably displaced to the left from the centre, however, it's enough reasonably for devices with digital block in keyboard and nearly does not require additional time for habituation.

At our glance, the single defect is an installation of 17-inches display, which doesn't differ by nothing but characteristics, except diagonal, doesn't differ from typical panels of business-notebooks of initial level. To its advantages is possible to refer the good speed,a broad horizontal corner of the review and low minimum level of brightness. However the weak places are enough: the maximum brightness is not enough for functioning in well-illuminated accommodations, small vertical corner of the review, low saturation of colours, clipping in the light areas of the depiction. All these don't allow to recommend the notebook for active work with photo and video.

The novelty from Acer even with setting too high is impossible to be named the real mediacenter, as it has no additional functionalities. But quite often exactly this can become the defining factor at choice, after all the absence of excesses, kind of built-in TV-tuner and powerful videoadapter in this case positively influences on the price. So Aspire 9410 can be considered as an universal system without the claims on high efficiency in games or active work with photo/video materials.

ASUS A7J

Top ASUS notebooks always attracted the heightened attention of the users, and A7J certainly will not become the exception, after all this is an uncompromising universal model with enough dignified equipment. As a laptop with such a price should be, the new ASUS differs by outstanding design. Although it's "rough" a bit at glance, it is wholly compensated by using in decorating of the aluminum panels and lucky selected by color decor.

But here ergonomics has left the twofold impression: on the one hand, producer obviously didn't want to spare on interface connectors, but on the other, grows up a feeling that some of them were put with "where place was found" principle . This pertains basically to ports for connection of power supply unit, AV-IN and antenna input. If we even can accept the presence of one network cable, then the need of connection of television on the left side, as well as the whole festoon of videoinputs, which place is better located on backboard, looks strange.

ASUS A7J

The keyboard and touchpad are classical suitable to notebooks: evidently, developers supposed that there's not need in separate digit block (in the desk mode is wholly possible to use the usual keyboard).

Display pleased us, which has a few defects: small vertical corner of the review, not the highest saturation of colours and small clipping in light areas. For the rest this is enough dignified matrix for given class with broad range of the regulation of brightness, natural colour transmitting, excellent equability of highlight and good speed, so the desire to connect the external monitor will hardly appear.

Not spare will turn out to be the rich completing - a comfortable control panel, neat external antenna for TV and FM-issues receiving, branded mouse and bag for carrying. Thereby, ASUS A7J is a dignified tradition keeper of multimedia devices of W series with excellent equipment and functional possibilities, which can satisfy even the most demanding user.

FSC Amilo Xi 1546

At first glance may seem that while building Amilo Xi 1546 was used such an approach, as in device from Acer: classical by functionalities business-model of top-class in big body. But unlike the last, in FSC, evidently, producers understood that the only increase of size would be not enough; so, in spite of rather simple design, the equipment of notebook impresses.

Strictly speaking, the first what worth paying attention in given models is a graphic accelerator ATI Mobility Radeon X1800. Videocard of such a class most without a fail will attract the amateurs of modern 3D-games. There are no claims to ergonomics too, the location of interface connectors are on rarity thought through and logistical.

But here keyboard has disappointed us : despite the space is more then enough, the keys in right part are powerfully squeezed on width, and their move is very taut too. As a consequent, while typing a great volume of the text the external keyboard is needed. Not less taut the keys of touchpad: to push them the observable effort is needed.

FSC Amilo Xi 1546

The display is more then just good. Among its limitations we'd name only low saturation of colours. For the rest there are no claims, and Amilo Xi 1546 is possible to recommend practically for any aims.

Completing cannot be considered as a rich,among bonuses there are only compact control panel in ExpressCard format and a bag for carrying of device (however, notebooks by FSC never differed by abundance of additional accessories).

Thereby, FSC Amilo Xi 1546 seemed to us rather curious decision with expressed game positioning. Though it doesn't have TV-tuner on board and is not equipped with such an amount of interface connectors, as ASUS A7J has, but due to combination of powerful 3D-accelerator and excellent display it completely can play the role of mobile play station.

LG LW75

LW75 presents itself not bad example of intermediate device. Notebook combines the most demanding features of 17-inches models and more then just good mass-size characteristics, appropriate rather to senior, 15-inches laptops.

By equipment it's wholly comparable with the typical representatives of top-class from the number of 15-inches notebooks on Centrino platform. This is one of two laptops in testing, with which is really comfortable to work both on table and on knees, due to its wholly acceptable mass you don't feel any discomfort.

LG LW75

Ergonomics is also of good level; there's everything near the hands and nothing disturbs, additionally LG LW75 is the only notebook in the test, equipped with LPT port. As far as it is important at present time is an arguable question, but for the owners of old printers its presence certainly wouldn't be superfluous.

Those who got accustomed to work with 3-D text, will like the keyboard ; with the presence of digital block the developers managed to save big Shift and Enter keys and to put apart the block of keys of cursor controlling. But touchpad here is too small, so for comfort work better to use the usual mouse.

Display has left rather inconsistent sensations: broad range of the regulation of brightness with not bad extreme values, good uniformity of highlight, absence of clipping and excellent speed are combined in it with low saturation of colours, not the most natural colour transmitting and small vertical angle of the review. In general it's a fully typical, average screen by parameters, but for using the given laptop as a single universal PC this is not enough. So LG LW75 will rather be claimed by that category of the users, which often happens to work out of home: small weight and ingenious ergonomics will serve as solving factors for them.

MSI MegaBook L715

We have already written in details about the new series of MSI notebooks, so we'll stop only on their discriminating particularities. The main advantages of L series are a good mass-size characteristics, equipment and what's the mainest - available price. Producer did not conduct any modernizations since the moment of our first acquaintance, so defects have remained the same: taken out audio outputs on front panel and FireWire port, there aren't any other claims to ergonomics.

But there obviously something happened with keyboard, the keys turn out to be pushed noticeably more tight, and buttons of touchpad require so efforts that there is no any desire to use them. However, optical mouse remained in kit that in a certain measure compensates this problem.

MSI MegaBook L715

Display did not change. This is a matrix with glossy covering, not bad colour transmitting, sufficient velocity of reaction and good corners of the horizontal review. To imperfections is possible to refer accustomed small vertical corner of the review, low value of maximum brightness and low saturation of colours.

For the rest we deal with dignified representative of the 17-inches notebooks class, which additionally costs inexpensively (at the level of many models with 15" diagonals from more eminent producers).

RoverBook Voyager V700 WH

We suppose V700 WH to fit in as of full value substitution of desk PC. Anyway, it practically does not give it a way by a set of interface connectors. Analogue 5.1 audio output, optical S/PDIF-out, S-Video input; such an abunance is a rare phenomena even of 17-inch models. Pleases and a thought-out approach to the locations of ports: there located only the most demanded audio inputs and USB ports, all rest is put back. The only wish is that better wall socket for the connection of the network and modem were placed on backboard.

RoverBook Voyager V700 WH

The design of notebook is enough original; no any curves and fluent forms that in combination with dark plastic and silver edging of panels looks very stylish. Aside from the excellent set of interface connectors, there is not less impressing stuffing under stylish appearance: processor Intel Core Duo T2500, 2 GB RAM and 3D-accelerator NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS with 512 MB RAM. Enough serious application for leadership, but considering a configuration and a set of interface connectors, the user of Voyager V700 WH will have to try, in order to find the task which he can't manage with.

Display impresses with the 1920*1200 resolution (it's in a characteristic manner of wide-screen monitor with 24" diagonal). In principle, such resolution is greeted, but to work with it on so little screen will need the best vision. Unfortunately, having chased for resolution, developer has quite forgotten, why notebook generally needs the display. In given device it has a low level of maximum brightness, observable unevenness of highlight, small vertical corners of the review and weak saturation of colours. Among the values is possible to name only good speed and not bad horizontal corners of the review.

The total is not too encouraging even outside of dependencies on results of the testing. The excellent equipment and design are combined with display, which features would be sufficient for office model, but not for top notebook of DTR class.

Samsung M55

Samsung has first submitted the notebook for ukrainian market, equipped with videoadapter on perspective hit chip Nvidia GeForce Go 7600. And alike efficiency may not just to please, after all it has all chances to repeat the success of GeForce Go 6600 that makes it an object of the most intent interest.

Samsung M55

In details about was that true or not we'll speak in the course of analysis of result testings, and now we'll get acquainted with device as a whole. M55 became the peculiar recordsman in given class, after all for the first time the mass of laptop with 17-inches display is less than 3 kgs(!). The impressive result, considering the equipment of device. On essences it's not DTR yet, it's a full-equipped notebook, but with 17" display. Herewith is not forgotten a multimedia forming, there is a control panel in format of PC Card in the kit and a set of the additional keys for work with branded media applications.

The most interesting is that Samsung, to all appearances, was able to get fully an advantage from its own production of the matrixes. Installed in M55 display has nothing common with previous decisions of the company, after all this certainly is an excellent matrix. It's possible to refer to its imperfections a small vertical corners of the review and small clipping in light area of the scene. So display can be boldly recommended even to the most demanding users. Such a progress pleases because there is a chance that in a short time the rest notebooks of a company will be equipped with similar by quality panel, after all the presence of theit own production of LCD can wholly make their price more democratic.

In the process of detailed acquaintance we couldn't come to monosemantic conclusion, what exactly to consider the novelty from Samsung, DTR-system or at all the mobile PC of an unaccustomed size. And we, probably,will give such a possibility to users, due to M55 fully allows both models of the using.

Sony VAIO VGN-AR130G

Sony VAIO VGN-AR130G

Sony always differed by intrivial approach to design and VAIO VGN-AR130G is not an exception. The work of constructors impresses, this is probably one of the most stylish notebooks in testing. All elements are made identically and so qualitative that literally at a first glance is evidently that there is an expensive and beautiful thing in front of you.There couldn't be without surprises even in the plan of equipment. In Sony, obviously,they have solved that DVI is already yesterday's day, and equipped the notebook with HDMI output (!). Such a decision is only possible to be greeted, as port HDMI occupies much less space, and user is given a possibility of the connection through it the modern TFT and plasmic panels for viewing of HD-contents. However, you can also connect the usual monitor with DVI, after all the HDMI-DVI adapters are enough.

The keyboard is classical, without digital block, the keys are large and soft, so with a typing of the greater volumes of the text there won't be any problems, but with touchpad designers obviously overdid: its buttons had been taken out on the edging of panel, and without having a habit it can't be found immediately. However with the flowing of time it is uncomfortably to work with them so users of VGN-AR130G will rather prefer the mouse.

Sony VAIO VGN-AR130G – the first notebook on the market to have a HDMI-output.

After acquaintance with so ingenious design we were unpleasantly surprised by display. At first glance, this is not bad screen of average level with good saturation of colours and deep black colour, but only if we sit absolutely still. The corners of horizontal and vertical review are so small that even small declination from "correct" point of the view brings to that the picture noticeably changes the colours. We can accept this only if we use the notebook only for typing text and Web-serfing, but to watch photo and films at external TFT or plasmic panel. Well, but if you need universal PC, including for work with photo/video materials, better look for other variant.

Terra Mobile 1751/Terra Aura 1770

These two models we have united not accidentally, as they are built on the base of alike bodies. We've already written about Terra Anima 1750, practically being an analogue of Terra Mobile 1751. All differences are reduced to type of the platform, power of processor and installed videoaccelerator that practically does not influence on ergonomics. But for Terra Aura 1770 analogue was completely dedicated separate material. However some moments were not concerned, and therefore we'll stop exactly on them.

Terra Mobile 1751

Terra Mobile 1751 presents itself the most powerful DTR-system for present day: the latest processor Intel Core Duo T2500 in ligament with top mobile videocard from NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX is a serious application for unconditional leadership in 3D. The rest equipment is on high level too. Aside from the new platform, in Mobile 1751 appeared TV-tuner with support of DVB-T that far from will not be spare. In Terra Aura 1770 one moment is to be analysed in details. The question is about display. It has a few advantages, a 1920*1200 resolution, necessary for CAD-applications, on which basically is oriented Aura 1770, and not bad speed. There are much more miscounts: significant resolution is aggravated by that matted grainy film is used as anti-highlight covering that obviously is not facilitated to increasing a quality of depiction, additionally matrix itself does not differ by naturality of colour transmitting, saturation of colours and big corners of the review.The low values of maximum brightness didn't please. In principle if to work exactly with CAD-applications in weakly illuminated premises, then the possibilities of display are enough, but for photo and video it unfortunately does not approach. However it's to name it a defect in this instance, in spite of good equipment, presence of TV-tuner and control panel, Aura 1770 in the first place should be considered as a workstation. And it fairly well manages with all its direct duties, all rest is secondary.

Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV600

Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV600

With a predecessor of Qosmio G35-AV600 we got acquainted as far back as the last year, and it is necessary to acknowledge, it has produced only positive impressions. Obviously, in Toshiba well understood that "good is not searched from goodness", and did not start to change the design, only a bit having corrected the layout, decorating of the panels in stiletto "piano finish" have changed the insertions made of black matted aluminum, on which fingerprints are practically not marked, that in turn saves the user from need of constant keeping napkin in front of him. In equipment the innovations are less remarkable. Aside from new platform, there are two hard SATA-disk in RAID of total volume in 160 GB already in the stock, what is wholly enough for average desktop. Here is a suitable optical drive with frontal fricative loading and stylish analogue regulator of loudness and acoustic system from Harman/Kardon. Besides, there was added scanner of fingerprints - a thing, claimed in corporative sector, but incomprehensibly, why it's needed in the system with developed recreational functions.

Display of Qosmio G35-AV600 is the best in testing, with greater corners of the review, high saturation of colours, good colour transmitting and speed factor. Particularly made happy the value of maximum brightness, exactly so it must be in the notebook of given class to provide the normal work even in brightly illuminated premises.

Toshiba one more time confirmed its reputation of one of the best producer of multimedia notebooks, and the only that we want to desire is more loyal price politics to the user.

Toshiba Satellite P100-221

Satellite P100-221 we have considered in details a little bit more than month ago, so we won't repeat, but we'll only refresh the main moments in memory. This is rather original, bright in the direct meaning of the word notebook. Being comparable by size with usual DTR-systems of the initial class, it is equipped with videoadapter NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS that noticeably increases the sphere of its using. This, on essences, is a mobile play station without bells and whistles in the manner of TV-tuner and other extras.

Toshiba Satellite P100-221

Unlike G35, Satellite P100-221 is equipped by full-fledged keyboard with digital block and display with resolution of 1680*1050, which although does not please by high values of maximum brightness, but on quality of the picture leaves behind many participants of the testing. It's possible to nag only to range of the regulation of brightness with small limit values and to small vertical corner of the review.

Strictly speaking, it's an analogue of FSC Amilo Xi 1546 by functionalities; an excellent mobile play station, which also can play the role of the single PC in the house.

«Navigator» Impression 870

The only notebook in test, which on "monumentality" practically does not give way to Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV600. This is the best desk PC. It's not comfortable to work with it on knees, and it will be hard to evaluate all its functionality in this mode.The fact that it's considered to be used exactly on desk, shows us a location of connectors. All of these, except two USB-ports, slot of ExpressCard, card-reader and connector of FireWire are found on backboard. On rarity ingenious decision, saving user from the need to behold "porridge" from the wires on the sides of notebooks. Aside from other, this is another notebook in test which can boast by the presence of analogue 5.1 audio input, and the only claim to it is an absence of the connector of DVI (in presence only D-sub).

«Navigator» Impression 870

The absence of the modern platform with interest compensates the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 videocard, possibilities of which although a bit more modest, than representatives of the series GeForce Go 7900, but enough sufficient to play comfortably in modern games. The display won't become an impediment, which has two minuses: not the highest saturation of colours and observable clipping in the light areas of depiction.

Control panel also is included in the kit, but it's too slim and to work with by touching is just impossible.

«Navigator» Impression 870 for sure will come on taste to those who want to get a maximum equipped model with not bad screen for relatively small price. The only we have to accept is a special desk use of device.

Results of testing

We think that the detailed commentaries to diagrams are not required, as it is enough significantly so we'll stop only at the most interesting moments, falling out of the general picture.

PCMark05. Here the result is wholly expected, the systems on the base of the new platform are without rivals. The only surprise are – the indexes of «Navigator» Impression 870. Due to its enough powerful video accelerator the total point of it turned out to be even a bit higher, than the one of the youngest participants on platform Core Duo. However, even all this don't save the old platform since the gap from senior models on the base Centrino Duo, softly speaking, more then observable.

7-Zip.The picture practically completely repeats that in previous test with that only difference that here we were surprised by the platform on the base of AMD Turion 64, we just did not expect so low result , particularly considering the particularities of the architecture of exactly these processors. There can be many reasons for that, but the main, probably, is one - the mobile CPU AMD are in the same way critical to the speeds of memory work, as the desk, so the position can be corrected, just having replaced the module of memory.

Battery Eater'05.In the tests for the time of autonomous work the situation is straight opposite to described above. The systems on the base of Pentium M are much less voracious in plan of the consumption of energy so if the time of autonomous work is more critical, than productivity, then it's worth supervising exactly to notebooks on them. Excellent result "Navigator" Impression 870 is explained by parameters of battery, its capacity is much more than the rest participants of the testing have. Among the systems on the base Centrino Duo the recordsman Samsung M55, 2,5 h in the mode of reading and approximately hour under maximum loading show the literate adjustment of system parameters of energy consuming. But in this case it's not worth paying great attention to these diagrams, after all the provision of big time of the autonomous work is not the most critical parameter for considered categories of notebooks. So, one hour is fully enough to outlive the short disconnetion of electricity, but greater nobody in principle does not require.

Game tests.The last round between mobile representatives of NVIDIA and ATI practically did not take place. Radeon Mobility X1800 on speed approximately corresponds to GeForce Go 7900 GS, what is obviously not enough to pretend on leadership. NVIDIA once again rules the ball in sector of mobile graphics: GeForce Go 7900 GTX beats all records on productivity, and GeForce Go 7600 starts the new standard of the speed for mobile video accelerators of the average class and most certainly will completely displace in the near future its predecessor from the market.

Adobe Photoshop CS/3dsmax.In case of regular work with photo/video materials or programs of 3D-modelling the platform Centrino Duo is without rival, and if you want to shorten the time of the functioning double, then better not to look at Centrino. All the rest parameters, for instance the velocity of the hard disk working although not influences on result, but on the background of the double increase when using 2-nuclear CPU are already not principal.

SPEC Viewperf 7.1.Here we couldn't expect the other; in the tests, prototyping the CAD-applications Terra Aura 1770 has no rivals. Even the possibilities of professional videoaccelerator of initial level is more than enough for ensuring the wholly comfort work, but as it fine behaves in game tests is just pleasing. The good choice for those who on call of duty have to work with CAD, but after all would like to get the universal multimedia notebook.

All notebooks that took part in testing, are possible conditionally to be divided into two classes: with extended multimedia functionality and without it. Just because of it we have solved to consider them apart and in each to define the most interesting models.

In multimedia group so turned out to be Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV600, Terra Mobile 1751 and ASUS A7J. These full-fledged mediacentres with enough decent equipment, what is more, in the first two excellent displays are installed. Exactly they in total pretended on leadership in testing and have got the sign«Choice of redaction» – Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV600 for the best quality, but Terra Mobile 1751 - as the best buying. We consider that Terra Mobile 1751 in its class has deserved this rank, as in it are fine balanced such parameters as the price, productivity and equipment that without the most slightest clauses allows us to recommend it as a full-fledged change to desk PC. Moreover if it's important to anyone exactly modern games and they can gain the model, equipped with a videoaccelerator on the basis of NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX with 512 MB RAM, this most certainly will positively tell on speed and on future games. For those to whom the exterior is more important than capacity in 3D and they agree to pay extra for it, the optimum choice will become Toshiba Qosmio G35-AV6000. This at our glance the most beautiful notebook in testing, which is additionally equipped by the best display in test.

In the second group the situation is a bit more difficult. There are much more models worthy of note, but the most interesting amongst them are the two - Samsung M55 and FSC Amilo Xi 1546, that accordingly get the signs «Choice of redaction: the best quality» «Choice of redaction: the best buying».M55 due to excellent display and splendid combination of mass-size characteristics and capacity and the second, for wholly democratic as for notebook deserving the rank of mobile play station and price. Samsung M55 is also possible to be noted as the first 17-inches model with mass less than 3 kgs that closely draws it to top 15-inches notebooks.The importance of this fact is difficult to revalue; if industry always moves such a great tempo for several years then the classical desk PCs will not just have any chance.

From remained models on platform Centrino Duo we'll just note Acer Aspire 9410. This is a unique in its sort decision, in spite of the fact that there is installed not the best display,the price of notebook is so that on the shelves of shop it won't lie too long.

As concerns the devices on platform Centrino then today we can speak about them only as about the day before, after all they'll quite soon go out of market. Therefore to gain them makes sense only with consideration of its enough low price. However if you decide to stop exactly on them, pay attention to "Navigator" Impression 870. Laptop distinguishes by good values of the autonomous work, display and maximum for its platform equipment that most certainly will please many economical buyers.




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