Gammatech Durabook D14RM

Specifications

Gammatech Durabook D14RMNotebook: Gammatech Durabook D14RM
Processor: Intel Celeron M 743
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1000 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 40%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Gammatech Durabook D14RM

78% GammaTech Durabook D14RM Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
Whether you work outdoors or simply require a notebook that can stand up to the harsh realities of road travel, the Durabook D14RM from GammaTech Computer can take, within reason, whatever you dish out. Base models of this laptop start at $1,299, and our review unit goes for $1,949, so it's clear that this ruggedized 14-incher costs a bit more than your typical business notebook. Though not the most stylish laptop, the D14RM is one of the toughest. It costs a premium, but it can take a beating, and it offers generous security features and solid performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 78%
Durabook D14RM Rugged Laptop
Source: Geek.com English
I didn’t come away from my time with the D14RM overly impressed with the computer. It’s great to see a semi-rugged computer with a sub-$2000 price tag, but to get to that point concessions had to be made. The computer looks like it will be very good at taking some types of punishment, but will fall short with others. It also doesn’t pack discrete graphics nor does it have a very good battery life, both of which would help minimizue other shortcomings. Unfortunately the D14RM doesn’t shine in any area, making the case that maybe you just need to spend more if you want a rugged system. If you need something semi-rugged this could do the job, but probably only when it comes to blunt trauma–it does not seem to be prepared for the more demanding aspects of rugged computing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2009
Rating: performance: 40% mobility: 40%
80% GammaTech Durabook D14RM
Source: Maximum PC English
In terms of amenities, the D14RM offers a good selection of ports, including HDMI—all of which are protected with attached rubber caps to prevent dirt and dust from mucking with the works. But it’s strange that GammaTech makes these allowances for outdoor use yet outfits the D14RM with a glossy 1280x800 screen. Such a highly reflective surface is totally unsuitable for use in bright natural light.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip with shared memory on Mobile Intel 915GM chipset. It is the predecessor of Graphics Media Accelerator 950. The performance can be compared with the Mobile Radeon 9000 (with a 64 bit memory bus).

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 Celeron M: It is a Pentium M with halved level 2 Cache and limited on FSB 400. The characteristic of this processor is the speed, which is hardly slower than an equivalent Pentium M. However it can change the speed not dynamically like the Pentium M and therefore needs without load more current.
It is also available as Low Voltage Version with very small current consumption.


743: Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) processor for small and light subnotebooks. Does not support Speedstep (more power consumption in idle mode), 64 Bit, and Virtualization (VT-x).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. 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.


2.5 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.


Gammatech: Gammatech Computer Corp. is a US-manufacturer since 1987. The market share in  the laptop market is very low.


79%: 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.

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

» Acer TravelMate 2423WXMi
Celeron M 370
» Acer TravelMate 2424WXMi
Celeron M 380
» Acer TravelMate 2420
Celeron M 370
» Alienware Sentia m3400
Pentium M 755
» Lenovo ThinkPad Z60t
Pentium M 750

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Samsung X1
Pentium M 753, 1.7 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y4
Pentium M 778, 1.5 kg
» Dell Latitude 120L
Celeron M 380, 3 kg
» Acer Extensa 3102WXMi
Pentium M 740, 1.9 kg
» Acer TravelMate 3302WXMi
Pentium M 740, 1.9 kg
» Samsung X1-1200 Bliss
Pentium M 753, 1.7 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S7020
Pentium M 750, 1.8 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Acer Aspire One D260-23797
Atom Z540, 10.1", 1.4 kg
» Asus U43F
Core i5 450M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Acer eMachines E525-901G1Mi
Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Hi-Grade Notino R5500
Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.4", 3.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCW12S1E
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.2 kg
» Advent Roma 2000
Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Advent Verona
Celeron M 743, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Zoostorm Fizzbook Bang
Atom N270, 8.9", 1.4 kg
» Hercules E-Café 900-H60G/IAW
Atom N270, 8.9", 1.2 kg
» Asus Eee PC 900A
Atom N270, 8.9", 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 900
Celeron M 353, 8.9", 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 701 4G
Celeron M 630 MHz, 7.0", 1 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L40-139
Celeron M 520, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro L40
Celeron M 520, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Acer TravelMate 3002WTCI
Pentium M 740, 12.1", 1.4 kg
» Samsung Q1P
Pentium M 723, 7.0", 0.8 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)