SpecificationsNotebook: Clevo M980NU
Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M 1024 MB
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Clevo M980NU
Source: Computer Shopper
Custom computer builder AVADirect touts its Clevo M980NU as the world’s most powerful gaming notebook, and for the most part, this pricey 18-inch desktop replacement lives up to the hype. (At the time of this review, it cost $4,468 in our test configuration.) Sporting a quad-core processor and an SLI-enabled graphics engine, the M980NU smoked the competition, including the similarly priced Alienware M17x, on nearly every benchmark test we threw at it. A gaming rig fueled by a quad-core CPU and powerful SLI graphics, the Clevo M980NU outpaced the field-leading Alienware M17x on most of our benchmark tests, but it came up short in terms of DirectX 10 performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2009
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M:
The GeForce GTX 280M is based on the G92b chip with all 128 pipelines and, as a result, shares more similarities to the desktop 9800 GTX+ than the desktop GTX 280. Regardless, the high clock rate makes the GTX 280M considerably faster than the 9800M GTX.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core 2 Extreme: The fastest Core 2 Duo variants of Intel are called Core 2 Extreme. Technically, these processors are based on a Merom/Penryn (X9000) core like all other Core 2 Duo processors, too.
The X9100 is the fastest dual-core of the Core 2 series and thanks to a free multiplicator can be overclocked easily. Later the expensive X9100 was substituted by the cheaper and more power saving T9900 (with a fixed multiplicator).» 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.
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.
80%: 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.