IBM Thinkpad X41 Tablet

IBM Thinkpad X41 TabletThis is IBM Thinkpad X41 tablet with incredible AFFS matrix which has become a matter for review of Fujitsu T4020D. Design of the X41 Tablet is traditional for IBM, as many points and very light thin Thinkpad X40. The platform is relatively recent and now Intel Alviso i915GM graphic solution Intel GMA900. The processor is a low-frequency Pentium M LV 758 with working frequency of 1.5GHz. Despite the relatively low frequency, it is true Dothan processor with 2MB cache and 533Mhz bus. Available memory is DDR2, laptop works in dual channel mode, which allows the graphics core built to show relatively good performance. Let us recall that the GMA900 has hardware acceleration for HDTV. Unlike some of the latest IBM Thinkpad T43, cooling is a Thinkpad X41 tablet and keep silent in normal temperature ranges.
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Pentium M – which is the best Centrino laptop?

Gamers LaptopIn our test lab visit the following “contenders” for the champion’s title among Centrino (Pentium M) laptops: - Toshiba Tecra M3 – Centrino Pentium M 1.73GHz (2MB), GeForce 6200TE 64MB, 1024MB DDR2. Stylish and very model of a solid senior class Tecra Toshiba (nothing to do with receiving the black and poor along the import Sattelite series). Metallic shell, comfortable keyboard, joystick, DDR2 memory and the course is in fantastic broken way GeForce 6200 video card. - HP nc6000 – Centrino Pentium M 1600MHz (2MB), Radeon 9600 32MB, 512MB DDR. Rugged design, good sound, bright and contrast display, good video. - IBM Thinkpad T42 – Centrino Pentium M 1700MHz (2MB), 512MB DDR, Radeon 7500 64MB. Extremely healthy, stylish and thin composite shell, the strongest hinges (titanium) of the views from my laptop. Very comfortable keyboard and extremely convenient joystick, active protection system on the hard disk (sensor position and acceleration). A powerful graphics card, which is limited only by the lack of support for DX9. - IBM ThinkPad X31 – Centrino Pentium M 1600MHz, 512MB DDR, Radeon Mobility 16MB. Very compact 12-inch mini-laptop. Same strong composite housing as T42. (more…)

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HP nw8000 versus games laptop Toshiba Tecra M3

HP nw8000 vs Toshiba Tecra M3After IBM Thinkpad R50p and HP nw8240, our “test laboratory” graphic next visit (work) station of HP. The parameters are similar to those of the IBM Thinkpad R50p.To review more interesting, in a direct duel will Resisting HP nw8000, Centrino-winner of the battle – Toshiba Tecra M3. I miss the description of the qualities of individual series of major manufacturers – both machines are very good quality and the highest grade for its time – strong, reliable, made very expensive and claims to be the top in its class. Housing, design and ergonomics. HP nw8000 body is pretty thick and this little uncomely, but it takes account of powerful speakers, CPU coolers and solid productivity professional graphics card, and … FDD. Toshiba Tecra M3 is a classic Japanese-style design – very elegant forms, which are preserved even in the latest dual-core Tecra. Cover the lid of the Tecra M3 is a metal arm and gives coldness pleasant to the touch. There are many holes in the bottom of Toshiba – better CPU cooling and powerful NVidia graphics processor. Both have a joystick laptop – great respect for the Thinkpad from IBM, but unlike his voluntary role in the awkward nw8000, Tecra M3 has almost approached the benchmark of the IBM Thinkpad. The keyboard on Toshiba also resembles that of the Thinkpad and is almost as enjoyable, while that of HP is a bit “dry” and rather tends to DELL. Toshiba is out with a little touchpad, which react less inert – if HP is almost everything perfectly. (more…)

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HP Pavilion tx1250

HP Pavilion tx1250The body is mainly made of metal, which, after hundreds of plastic models made me extremely impressed. Alone know how I am impressed by the articles in front of the composite hull IBM Thinkpad. Everything here is mostly metallic, very high quality and stylishly constructed. This is undoubtedly the most beautiful seen from my laptop. Interesting patterns from a new HP Pavilion series are available on the metallic housing. Hinge of the rotating touch-screen display is also very solid metal – there is no slack. Light is underway between the two parts – a display and lower body in the closed position due to the diligence of the engineers to make universal bilateral fastening. HP Pavilion tx1250 is the lightest of laptops, but this is due to the heavy and reliable material from which it was prepared. Dimensions themselves are very compact. Hardware. “The heart of the tx1250 is Mobile DualCore AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56 1.8Ghz processor. Processor that powered the large 17-inch Pavilion dv9000 and I think it is unnecessary for a powerful mini-laptop. Video system is based on the NVidia GeForce Go 6150 64MB (288MB Turbo Cache). Video card is doing quite well with their tasks – from more modest games to decode the HD format (which decoding is done mainly by a powerful processor as cards with hardware support for HD are 8th series of NVidia up). The platform is based on the highly successful and reliable NForce 430. Stability of the platform very close to that of the Centrino Duo machine, so as big manufacturers like HP is such a trusted system. (more…)

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TOSHIBA TECRA is the Japanese ThinkPad

TOSHIBA TECRAAfter IBM has withdrawn from the market of laptops is felt an urgent need for reliable high-end laptops. Sole market leader ThinkPad raised very high level of quality and reliability. Other large manufacturers since the time of the ThinkPad business had prepared a series of good quality. Similar to ThinkPad T-series is from DELL Latitude, from Toshiba is TECRA. Along often defective “satellites”, the Bulgarian consumer is left with the impression of poor reliability of laptops TOSHIBA. Tecra However, “S-class, Toshiba and unlike the image and expensive Qosmio series is designed to work – engineering, design, diagnostics and others. In our office we have several models TECRA from different generations, including dual-core model. Is commendable that all TECRA models with external video card (ATI Radeon, NVidia GeForce or professional Quadro). TECRA interesting feature of the model is setting the volume, which is based on the classic disk controller rather than buttons “+” and “-” or “<” and “>”. (more…)

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HP Compaq nc-Series

HP Compaq nc6220HP e among the leading notebook manufacturers, including consumer and Pavilion series, which is top of the huge 20-inch “Dragon” (review, which is below), and among graphic nw – series (Workstation) (made an overview of nw8000 and incredible nw8240). HP Tablet produces and amazing and it laptops with AFFS matrix (modification of AFFS). In this article, however we will look nc – series (business class of HP). A distinctive feature of this series is simple, very elegant design, imposed after the 2003-2004-years. This design is noticeable effort to maintain and even surpass the “benchmark” IBM ThinkPad T-series. Much like a thin profile, joystick, together with responsive touch-pad metallic upper lid, durable magnesium chassis, passive (in new models and active system) to protect the hard disk. Laptops from this series highlight the work and engineering focus, through the existence of a serial (COM) port. Many fans and satisfied fans of the ThinkPad, which decided to use the model as the HP Compaq nc6220 shared her satisfaction from working with HP. Starting today reviews the chronological order of the models. HP Compaq nc6110 – one of the first representatives of this business series. I will not describe the design of the laptop, as is typical for the whole series, but I will mention again that it is very elegant, made tight, no slack. Touchpad is very sensitive, responsive joystick is almost like a Tecra and Thinkpad. The keyboard is comfortable, although I personally liked more my Thinkpad. (more…)

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HP Pavilion dv9000

HP Pavilion dv9000We will not cover the design of machines and the three tested laptop are exactly the same as design, quality display and peripheral components. Will only recall that the design of the Pavilion series not remain indifferent to anyone and my opinion is much more stylish new dv4, dv5, dv7, which are an overview of our site. HP Pavilion series is very criticized in the Internet space, and it mostly AMD variant of the dv9000, dv6000. The reason for this criticism is the diligence of HP to be an environmental company and change termo-paste leaded solders and such, which do not harm the environment – that lead to lower efficiency please contact surfaces and overheating. On the other hand are not well placed vents of machinery is a prerequisite for overheating and possible damage. Most of the blame for failures and brings pampered buyer who buys a 17-inch laptop mainly to use it in bed, but this is not work for such a machine. Laptop, which stopped him access to fresh air fans immediately began to overheat. It is known that AMD never made effective protection from overheating of the CPU, something that exists in INTEL years. Starting from these premises, other weak place of these models is to disbonding videochip and it mainly GeForce 8400/8600 series. Problems of most of these series of NVidia not only laptops to HP, DELL for example, has lawsuits against NVidia. Special NVidia 8400 is the most common of all video producers, because there are a lot cheaper DX10, HDMI, and hardware acceleration for HDTV. Very similar is the core of the GF8600, but the bus has 128-bit video card and demontrira much better performance. There are GS and GT versions of the GF8600. Unfortunately for us is weaker 8600 GS version. (more…)

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The best gamers’ laptop

Gamers LaptopMy aim was to compare the most powerful video from the system and processor laptop with a desktop machine, assembled with organic budget. Many took time to find a suitable gaming laptop. Our previous favorite – HDX9000 “Dragon” is too weak to compare with the video card on an average modern configuration. We stopped on DELL XPS M1730 with an incredible two NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX video cards in SLI! Real madness for a laptop. CPU is Core2Duo T7700, 2.4GHz, 4MB – a solid performance. Sorry we could not find a DELL XPS with the most powerful processor Q9700. Before you see that window do not believe that the laptop coexist two 256-bit video cards in SLI mode: To be fed this huge laptop, DELL have provided enormous Adapter (for unexplained reasons, which is similar to that for HP Pavilion HDX9000). Heat separated from the worker is scary M1730 – desktop had the feeling that every moment will be dissolved. (more…)

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Netbook or small laptop?

Netbook Small LaptopHighly dependent on the benevolence of INTEL, websites reviews tactfully silent about actual performance of Intel Atom processors and the performance of Atom + i945 platforms compared with other single-core solutions to Intel. Objective of our test is to show the real performance of the Intel Atom, compared with the older and would slower Pentium M (Centrino processor). Test machines are: – DELL Inspiron Mini 9 (9-inch netbook with Intel Atom 1600MHz Hyper Threading); – IBM ThinkPad X40 (12-inch mini-laptop with LV Pentium M 1400Mhz (Dothan 2MB) processor); – IBM Thinkpad X31 (12-inch mini-laptop with a Pentium M 1400Mhz (Banias 1MB) processor); – Toshiba Portege R100 (one of the most thin and elegant 12-inch mini-notebooks with ULV Pentium M (Banias 1MB) processor). Laptops are tested with the OS – Windows XP Professional SP3. Before proceeding to the test results and analysis will make a brief overview of mobile machines. DELL Inspiron Mini9 – unlike the prototype of the Netbook from Asus, DELL mobile device is very beautiful, elegant, with an excellent display with high resolution (1024 * 600), which does not need to constantly scroll pages and images. The keyboard is quite comfortable, but obviously not up space for functional butoni.Bateriyata is quite durable (over 3 hours), which is normally a super-economical ATOM. Model has a camera that is binding attribute of the modern laptop / netbook. Mini-machine no hard disk and Solid State “HDD”, which has both advantages and disadvantages. Main drawback is the small size memory. (more…)

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DELL XPS M1330 versus HP Compaq nc6910p

Comparison DELL HPAs for phones and laptops when the buyer faces a serious choice between reliable business machine or image technique with lots of extras and excellent design. In this overview of image quality is selected beautiful machine DELL XPS M1330 with an aluminum coating, a separate video card with HDMI, a powerful processor. Business laptop is HP Compaq nc6910p atypical for such a laptop, a separate video card Radeon X2300. First impressions: – Both in size and laptop are quite similar, but the burden of solid chassis MAGNESIUM nc6910p HP machine makes a sound; – XPS M1330 initially seems infinitely more beautiful, unlike some trivial design HP Compaq, unchanged from 2004 onwards (HP Compaq nc6120/6220/6230/6125); – Keyboards and touch-dip of the two laptops are similar, with average quality (comparable to the excellent ThinkPad keyboards and Tecra). HP Compaq joystick is a little dry, but quite responsive. DELL XPS joystick when absent; – XPS M1330 has quite “glezotii” – remote-controlled camera, HDMI. HP Compaq as a serious corporate workstation, understandably there are no such “civilian” extras available only fingerprint scanner and reader for multiple memory cards; – HP Compaq nc6910p is dull display, while XPS M1330 has a glossy display with LED illumination. Picture of the XPS is more juicy, but continuous work is izmaryat more eyes (glare visual serizno loaded, even without being aware). In nc6910 picture is weaker, but significantly more comfortable for long work. See the photo of her clearly visible glare screen DELL XPS M1330: (more…)

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