AVADirect Clevo P157SM-A


AVADirect Clevo P157SM-ANotebook: AVADirect Clevo P157SM-A
Processor: Intel Core i7 4810MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 1100 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the AVADirect Clevo P157SM-A

70% AVADirect Clevo P157SM-A
Source: Digital Trends English
The P157SM is not an inspired laptop. Though plenty quick, in most other respects, it ranges from respectable to lackluster. Display quality, audio quality and portability are sore points that detract from the overall experience. Like Origin’s EON17-S, which also suffered from display problems, AVADirect’s Clevo P157SM doesn’t help games look their best.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
76% AVADirect Clevo P157SM-A Review
Source: English
The Clevo P157SM is without doubt the fastest 15.6-inch notebook available today though not without compromise. The positives first: we enjoyed the colorful 1080p display, stellar performance especially for gaming, a vast assortment of customizable options, backlit keyboard and impressive array of ports (when’s the last time you saw a notebook with both full and mini DisplayPorts?). We’re able to recommend the Clevo P157SM to anyone prioritizing performance and expandability over everything else. AVA Direct offers this notebook in an almost unlimited number of configurations – you can even choose the brand of RAM you want. For everyone else, you can get a more refined notebook for the same or less money from a mainstream notebook maker.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 76%


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M: High-end graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4810MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3.3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

AVADirect: AVADirect Custom Computers is a custom computer manufacturing company located in Ohio, USA. The company specializes in building custom computer systems including: Windows or Linux manageable and highly-reliable servers, high-end workstations and gaming systems, business PCs, and notebooks. The laptop market share is low, even in USA.

73%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-05-12 (Update: 2014-05-12)