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Alienware Sentia m3450

Alienware Sentia m3450

Specifications

Alienware Sentia m3450Notebook: Alienware Sentia m3450
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 63% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 73%, features: 70%, display: 50% mobility: - %, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 40%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Alienware Sentia m3450

Alienware Sentia m3450 14-inch Notebook
Source: The Tech Lounge English
The Alienware Sentia m3450 is a mixed bag. On one hand, we have a good notebook for students who mostly use office applications, watch movies, listen to music, and play a few casual games. The faster hard drive (7200RPM versus 5400RPM) helps performance in desktop and multimedia applications alike. However, the Sentia m3450 is not for hardcore mobile users – the integrated graphics and thermal throttling and shutdown issues we experienced showed that 100% load on both CPUs will bring the system to its knees.
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Preis/Leistung negativ, Leistung mäßig, Akkulaufzeit negativ
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/05/2006
Rating: price: 50% performance: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Alienware Sentia M3450
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/20/2007
Rating: performance: 70% features: 70% display: 40% ergonomy: 40%
63% Alienware Sentia m3450
Source: PC Magazin German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 63% price: 70% performance: 80%
63% Perfekte Symbiose: Alienware Sentia m3450
Source: PC Go German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/11/2006
Rating: Total score: 63% performance: 80% display: 60% workmanship: 80%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


T5500:

Slow clocked dual core processor based on the Merom-2M core without virtualization functions.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. 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.


2.5 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Alienware: Alienware is an American computer hardware company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dell. It mainly assembles for high-performance gaming. Alienware also offers for sale rebadged laptops and computer peripherals, such as headsets, computer mice, monitors and keyboards. Alienware was founded in 1996. The corporate headquarters is located in Florida. Alienware established its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) headquarters in Ireland, in 2002. 2005, Alienware brought in upwards of $170 million USD in annual sales and launched an international in 2003 with a presence in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Costa Rica. The international market share is limited.

 

Alienware reviews


63%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)