Hi-Grade Notino R5500
SpecificationsNotebook: Hi-Grade Notino R5500
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:9, 1280x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 900 euro
Sold in: UK
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
Reviews for the Hi-Grade Notino R5500
There's a lot to like here, with the Hi-Grade offering good competition. Although not a specialist in rugged machines, Hi-Grade – a company based in the UK – has released the Notino R5500. There's a great deal to like about Hi-Grade's R5500 and not a lot to dislike. If you're after a semi-rugged machine for using on a daily basis you could certainly do a lot worse than this.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
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.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
Entry level Penryn based dual-core CPU with a small 2MB level 2 cache and FSB800. Similar to the T6570 but without VT-x.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» 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.
Hi-Grade: Hi-Grade Computers was founded in 1986 as a small computer reseller in UK. It is a manufacturer home and business PCs, and a provider of computer solutions to government, education and the corporate sector. The laptop market share is very low.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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