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Averatec 1050

Specifications

Averatec 1050Notebook: Averatec 1050
Processor: Intel Pentium M 733
Graphics Adapter: Intel Extreme Graphics 2 64 MB
Display: 10.6 inch, 16:10, 1280x768 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Average Score: 78.14% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 64%, features: 78%, display: 100% mobility: 81%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Averatec 1050

Averatec 1050
Source: Bios Magazine English
Colourful and light as a feather at only 1.6kg (266x205x45mm), Averatec’s 1050 (£949) sets new standards among the ultra-mobile laptop. In fact, we’re pretty sure that it’s impossible to find the design as well as the features in this price category from other manufacturers. Sporting a dark burgundy lid, the keyboard and interior come in pure white. Whether or not this colouring will suit depends entirely on your personal taste - we didn’t like it because we felt the white gave the laptop a low-cost and almost childish appearance (it ain’t no Sony - Ed!). It has been set up in partnership with Sustainable Partner GmbH, whom says that it has produced a highly comprehensive study on climate neutral laptops. The climate neutral laptop initiative follows Averatec’s ‘successful’ CO2 campaign launched last year where for each laptop purchased Averatec pays for the neutralisation of one tonne of CO2 emissions as part of the ClimatePartner initiative.
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2006
Averatec - 1050 Test
Source: IT Reviews English
Usually, when hearing the words 'ultra-portable notebook', one might think of something small and grey being carried around by someone wearing a suit. Not so with the Averatec 1050; this is one ultra-portable that's aimed at the home user, although why a home user would want an ultra-portable is an interesting point. However, weighing just 1.6kg, with a big hard drive and built-in DVD combo drive, it could still be the business traveller's ideal weapon. A no-nonsense sub-£1,000 notebook which may not be the fastest around but compensates with a very good battery life.
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/23/2006

Foreign Reviews

85% Trend-Notebooks im Taschenformat
Source: Guter Rat! German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 85%
65% Rechenpower für das Handgepäck
Source: Facts German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 65%
85% Averatec AV1050
Source: Com! German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2005
Rating: Total score: 85%
Ultraportable-Notebook für den kleinen Geldbeutel - AV1050
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2005
Rating: performance: 68% features: 68% display: 100% mobility: 76%
Averatec AV1050
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/01/2005
78% Averatec AV 1050
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2005
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 90% performance: 60% features: 70%
75% Bezahlbarer Winzling
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2005
Rating: Total score: 75%
74% Averatec AV 1050
Source: PC Go German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2005
Rating: Total score: 74% mobility: 85%
85% Günstiges Edelweiß
Source: PC Professionell German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2005
Rating: Total score: 85% features: 95%

Comment

Intel Extreme Graphics 2: Intel Extreme Graphics 2 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip with shared memory on Intel 852 / 855 GM, GME, GMV chipset for Centrino, Pentium 4 and Celeron based laptops. It is hardly suited for 3D-games. No Aero support.

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 Pentium M: With Intel chip set (855 or 915) and Intel WLAN also available with the name Centrino (name for the package).
In the comparison very fast per megahertz and very modest with weaknesses in floating point operations.
It is also available as a low voltage version with very small current consumption.


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


10.6": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.6 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Averatec: Averatec is a low-cost laptop computer manufacturer based in California. Founded in 1984 as Sotec, it promoted low-cost PCs manufactured in Taiwan. In the early 2000s the company renamed itself as Averatec. They have operations in North America, Europe, Taiwan and South Korea. Their systems are produced in China and Korea. Some laptops are rebranded from other companies. In 2008, Averatec became a label of TriGem, a Korean company. Averatec is a small international manufacturer with low global market share. Notebook models of Averatec rarely have been reviewed in the German- and English speaking countries.

Averatec reviews


78.14%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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