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Averatec N3400

Specifications

Averatec N3400Notebook: Averatec N3400
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T3400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 69% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Averatec N3400

Averatec N3400 13.3" Ultraportable Notebook Review
Source: Techspot English
The 13.3" Averatec N3400 Ultraportable Notebook currently retails for $800, making for a nice portable system with plenty of processing power to muscle through any task. If you need something a bit more powerful than a netbook but still want something small enough to carry around, the N3400 is worth checking out, but in the end you'll have to decide if performance and portability make up for its poor battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2009
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 40%
78% Averatec N3400
Source: Computer Shopper English
Cost-conscious consumers know all about compromise. Whenever a budget notebook comes along, there’s bound to be either a lag in performance, short battery life, or some design drawback. At just under 4 pounds, the 13.3-inch Averatec N3400 qualifies as an ultraportable notebook, despite its larger screen (ultraportables typically come with 12.1-inch displays), but at $799, you'll have to make some trade-offs. It delivers a mix of pros and cons that should make penny-wise shoppers take pause. This $800 ultraportable’s excellent performance is countered by its poor battery life, and its good looks do not completely mask its design quirks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 78%
60% Averatec N3400
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Catch-22 of low-cost ultraportables—at least so far—seems to be that you can have performance or endurance, but not both. The $799 N3400 out-muscles the MSI X340, the Lenovo IdeaPad U350, and the Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T, but the battery—which should be a priority on systems as small and light as these—lasts less than all of them. Still, the Averatec N3400 is worth a look: of all the sub-$800 ultraportables we’ve tested, it has the sleekest, sturdiest build, and the best performance. Just don’t stray too far from an outlet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

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 Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.


T3400: Merom based entry-level Pentium Dual-Core processor with some reduced power saving functions compared to Core 2 Duo CPUs.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display 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, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.5 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


69%: 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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» MSI Megabook S300
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» BenQ Joybook S31
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» Sony Vaio VGN-C2S
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» Apple Macbook (Core 2 Duo)
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» Sony Vaio VGN-C
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» Asus R1F
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» Cebop Tin 100 XP
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» Averatec 4300
Core Duo T2300, 2.1 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-74
Core Duo T2400, 2.7 kg
» Apple Macbook (Core Duo)
Core Duo T2400, 2.4 kg

Devices with the same GPU

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Atom N270, 10.1", 1.3 kg
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» Netbook Navigator Nav 9 Slate PC
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» Asus Eee PC MK90
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» HP Mini 311-1160LA
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» Gigabyte Touch Note T1028G
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)