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Ibuypower Battalion 101 M571TU

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Ibuypower Battalion 101 M571TUNotebook: Ibuypower Battalion 101 M571TU (Battalion 101 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.7kg
Price: 1750 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Ibuypower Battalion 101 M571TU

80% iBUYPOWER Battalion 101 M571TU 17-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The iBUYPOWER Batallion 101 M571TU is certainly a system for those interested in PC gaming. With its high end Core 2 Duo mobile processor, DDR3 memory and GeForce GTX 280M graphics, it certainly can push the frames in today's 3D games. The system isn't without its issues however. Viewing just slightly off angle causes color washout on the display and the fan noise can get very loud when it is heavily used. There is also the price that is just above the $2000 mark.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2009
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 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.


T9600:

High-end dual core CPU and similar to the Core 2 Duo P9700 but with a higher power consumption (35 W versus 28 W). Should be sufficient for all games of 2009.

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


17.0": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. 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.


3.7 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in 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.


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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)