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AVADirect Clevo W880CU

Specifications

AVADirect Clevo W880CUNotebook: AVADirect Clevo W880CU
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1800 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
price: 65%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the AVADirect Clevo W880CU

AVADirect Clevo W880CU Gaming Notebook Review
Source: Slashgear English
For most, the Clevo W880CU is overkill. Everyday tasks are just as easily performed on machines less than half the price, while the gaming experience can be ostensibly similar on significantly more affordable rivals. Nonetheless, with its combination of sturdy build, quietly confident styling and hardware not just sufficient for today’s breed of high-end games but titles around the corner too, we can’t help but find the W880CU appealing. Niche, certainly; expensive, undoubtedly; but the Clevo makes perhaps the strongest case to date for bypassing a traditional desktop PC.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/02/2010
Rating: price: 50% performance: 70% workmanship: 80%
AVA Direct Clevo W880CU
Source: Wired Magazine English
The W880CU also suffered from instability that, while not quite massive, was serious enough to force us through several reboots during testing. Merely playing a DVD managed to crash the computer in colorful fashion, and the whole machine vibrates dangerously when a disc is spinning. A collection of sporadic, random error messages didn't instill additional confidence, either.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/22/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 60%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M:

Mobile Fermi GPU comparable to a lower-clocked desktop GTX 465. Due to the 100 Watt TDP (including board and memory), the GTX 480M is only suited for large laptops.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» 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.  


720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.3": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.9 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit 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.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)