Digital Storm x17-level 4
SpecificationsNotebook: Digital Storm x17-level 4 (x17 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2860QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 2500 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
Reviews for the Digital Storm x17-level 4
Source: PC World
While the Digital Storm x17 is an excellent desktop replacement laptop specs-wise, the rest of the package isn't impressive. Digital Storm makes no attempt to pretty up its machine--the laptop doesn't even sport any fancy lights (and we all know that gamers love fancy lights), and the rest of the design is average or slightly below. The screen quality, sound quality, and keyboard/touchpad quality are also below average. Even if you care about performance and nothing else--not design, not portability, not usability--I would still suggest that you go for a desktop PC instead of the x17.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M:
High-end mobile GPU based on a the GF114 chip with all shaders enabled.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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.
2860QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» 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.
Digital Storm: American hardware shop, founded 2002, which sells an own laptop brand.
70%: 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.