Clevo B5130M

Specifications

Clevo B5130MNotebook: Clevo B5130M
Processor: Intel Core i7 640M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 1000 euro

Reviews for the Clevo B5130M

The Clevo B5130M: GeForce GT 425M with a 15.6" 1080p Chaser
Source: AnandTech English
At the end of the day, feelings about the Clevo B5130M are somewhat mixed but mostly positive. Jarred was interested in seeing how the notebook would compete with the Dell XPS 15, and unfortunately it has trouble keeping up. We'll get the bad out of the way first: the build quality still is on the weaker side. This is a Clevo problem, as their notebooks just tend to feel cheap.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2010

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M: Successor of the GeForce GT 335M featuring DirectX 11 support and based on the GF108 chip.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» 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.  


640M:

The Core i7-640M is the fastest Dual-Core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction in Q4 2010) and successor of the 620M. It clocks betwenn 2.8 and 3.64 GHz due to the Turbo Mode and because of Hyperthreading, 4 threads are executed simultaneously. In the package, Intel also included a second die with an integrated GPU (GMA HD) and a memory controller. Therefore, the TDP of 35 Watt of the whole package is still quite good.

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


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. 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.


2.6 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.


Clevo: Founded in 1983, CLEVO is an important Taiwanese notebook computer manufacturer for distributors and OEM/ODM partners (barebone production). Service centers exist in  in USA, Germany, Britain, China, and Taiwan. Clevo laptops are rarely sold directly to consumers. Therefore scarcely any reviews for Clevo laptops exist as these are branded with other names.


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

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Devices with the same GPU

» Sony Vaio VPC-F13E8R/H
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» Sony Vaio F13M1E/H
Core i5 560M, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Dell XPS 14-L401X
Core i7 740QM, 14.0", 2.5 kg
» Asus U41JF-A1
Core i3 380M, 14.1", 2.2 kg
» Asus N73JF-TY096V
Core i3 370M, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-F13E4E
Core i5 460M, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad Y460N-ITH
Core i3 380M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad Y460N-4937
Core i5 460M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo Lenovo Y460N-IFI
Core i5 560M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Cyberpower Xplorer X7-7300
Core i5 560M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-F133FX
Core i7 740QM, 16.4", 3 kg
» MSI FX700-012FR
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.8 kg
» Sony VAIO VPCF13AFX
Core i7 740QM, 16.4", 3.3 kg
» Sony VAIO VPC F13M0E/B
Core i7 740QM, 16.4", 3.1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)