AVADirect Clevo X8100 Core i7
SpecificationsNotebook: AVADirect Clevo X8100 Core i7
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M SLI
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 2000 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the AVADirect Clevo X8100 Core i7
Source: PC Advisor
Ultimately, we have mixed feelings about the AVADirect Clevo X8100. We love the large display and the overall feel of the keyboard, but we're somewhat put off by the awkwardness of the weight distribution and the sheer physical bulk of the unit. The game performance is excellent for a laptop, but it still can't quite keep up with that of even small form-factor desktop PCs that use current-generation, discrete graphics cards. The price of our tested configuration (as of June 3, 2010) is steep, too, at over £2,000. However, the entry price, which still includes the 1080p display and the dual GeForce GTX 285M GPUs, is under £1,500. If you're looking for an all-in-one gaming system, the Clevo X8100 will fit the bill. But be sure to carry some ibuprofen for the inevitable backache.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC World
If you need an all-in-one gaming rig for a LAN party, the Clevo X1800 does the job, but a compact deskop may be better.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/04/2010
Rating: performance: 92% features: 89%
Source: Maximum PC
Sadly, the X8100 could barely hold its charge for an hour when playing a standard-def DVD in power-saving mode. And this sucker is heavy, topping 15 pounds with its power brick. But if you like to LAN party, this is far better solution than lugging around both a PC and a screen, not to mention peripherals—and it gives you performance commensurate to its girth.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Hot Hardware
With all the high end hardware AVADirect threw into the Clevo X8100, it would be hard to imagine performance being anything but top notch, so we're not surprised with how easily the test system sliced through our benchmarks. We are, however, summarily impressed, if for no other reason than this being the fastest notebook we've yet laid our hands on.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2010
Rating: price: 40% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 30%
AVADirect's Clevo X8100 is the best performing gaming machine we have ever tested with loads of performance and a massive price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 80% performance: 99% features: 95% workmanship: 95%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M SLI:
Two GeForce GTX 285M graphics cards in SLI combination. Performance is about 0-40% faster than a single GTX 285M and, due to the slightly higher clock rate, only a bit faster than a GTX 280M SLI combination. Problems with micro stuttering can occur with this dual-card setup, most notable if around 30fps.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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.
This is a very large display size for laptops on a desk without mobile use.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
80.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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