Ibuypower Battalion 101 FX-924Z

Specifications

Ibuypower Battalion 101 FX-924ZNotebook: Ibuypower Battalion 101 FX-924Z
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 750 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Ibuypower Battalion 101 FX-924Z

60% iBUYPOWER Battalion 101 FX-924Z 15.4-inch Thin and Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
iBUYPOWER's Battalion 101 FX-924Z is a very powerful 15.4-inch laptop costing under $1100. This performance comes from the use of the newer Core 2 Duo T9550 processor with its higher clock speeds. The downside to this high performance processor is that it draws more power than the P series resulting is less battery life. The company does offer a wide variety of customization options for those looking to alter some of the components. It is also free of trialware found on many laptops but it also lacks any bundled software.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT: Successor of the 8600M GT and because of the smaller 65nm production process the card is higher clocked (and therefore faster) with the same current consumption.Furthermore, it features an improved video processor (VP3) and HybridPower to save current (in conjunction with the 9100M G).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


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.


P8600:

Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.4": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. 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.


2.6 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.


Ibuypower: iBUYPOWER Computer is a enterprise located in Southern California. The product lines include gaming desktops, gaming notebooks, workstations, media center PCs, peripherals, and multimedia products. The global market share according laptops is low.


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-06- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)