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Clevo M980NU

Specifications

Clevo M980NUNotebook: 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
Weight: 5.35kg
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Clevo M980NU

AVADirect Clevo M980NU
Source: Computer Shopper English
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
performance: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Hands-On Clevo M980NU Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

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.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

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


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.


X9100:

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.


18.4": 18 inch display size is a rare and very big size for desktop-replacement laptops. Laptops with 18 inch displays did not exist before 2008. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


5.35 kg: This laptop is heavy. Especially desktop replacements with 19 inch display fit in this class of weight. This class is too heavy, even for 17 inch DTR.


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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Origin PC EON18
Core 2 Duo P8700
» Novatech X1 PRO
Core 2 Duo T9900

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Eurocom M98NU
Core 2 Duo T9900, 5.9 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Kobalt G860
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 3.4 kg
» Novatech X70 CA Pro
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» Deviltech Fragbook DTX
Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 4 kg
» Sager NP9280
Core i7 720QM, 17.0", 5.2 kg
» AVADirect D900F
Core i7 (Desktop) 920, 17.0", 5.6 kg
» Deviltech Devil 9700 DTX
Core i7 820QM, 15.6", 3.47 kg
» Sager NP5797
Core 2 Extreme QX9300, 17.0", 3.8 kg
» Rock Xtreme X790-I7-920
Core i7 (Desktop) 920, 17.0", 5.4 kg
» Eurocom D900F Panther
Core i7 (Desktop) 920, 17.0", 5.4 kg
» Ibuypower Battalion 101 M571TU
Core 2 Duo T9600, 17.0", 3.7 kg
» Falcon Northwest Fragbook DRX
Core i7 (Desktop) 920, 17.0", 5.5 kg
» AVADirect Clevo D900F Core i7
Core i7 (Desktop) 920, 17.0", 5.5 kg
» Kobalt Computers Mojave
Core 2 Duo P8400, 17.0", 3.95 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Alienware 18
GeForce GTX 780M SLI, Core i7 4930MX
» Alienware M18x, Haswell
GeForce GTX 780M SLI, Core i7 4900MQ
» Alienware M18x R2, GTX 680M SLI, Core i7-3820QM
GeForce GTX 680M SLI, Core i7 3820QM
» Alienware M18x R2
Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire, Core i7 3920XM
» Eurocom Leopard 2.0
Radeon HD 6990M, Core i7 2960XM
» Alienware M18x, i7-2960XM, GTX 580M SLI
GeForce GTX 580M SLI, Core i7 2960XM
» Alienware M18x, 6990M
Radeon HD 6990M Crossfire, Core i7 2920XM
» Schenker XMG P801 PRO
GeForce GTX 560M SLI, Core i7 2760QM
» Alienware M18x (GTX 580M SLI, 2920XM)
GeForce GTX 580M SLI, Core i7 2920XM
» Alienware M18x
Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire, Core i7 2920XM
» Cryo Libri Iceni
GeForce GTX 285M SLI, Core i7 940XM
» Toshiba Qosmio X500-11g
GeForce GTS 360M, Core i7 720QM
» mySN XMG P800
Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire, Core i7 740QM
Clevo M980NU
Clevo M980NU
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-03-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)