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Ibuypower Battalion 101 Series

Ibuypower Battalion 101 W230SSProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, Intel Core 2 Duo T9600, Intel Core i5 520M, Intel Core i7 2670QM, Intel Core i7 4700MQ, Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Display: 13.3 inch, 15.0 inch, 15.6 inch, 17.0 inch, 17.3 inch
Weight: 2.1kg, 2.4kg, 2.7kg, 2.8kg, 3.1kg, 3.2kg, 3.7kg
Price: 600, 750, 900, 1100, 1200, 1750 euro
Average Score: 67.73% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 11 reviews)
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mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Ibuypower Battalion 101 M571TU

Specifications

Ibuypower Battalion 101 M571TUNotebook: Ibuypower Battalion 101 M571TU
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
Links: Ibuypower homepage
 Battalion 101 (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

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%

 

Ibuypower Battalion 101 M865TU

Specifications

Ibuypower Battalion 101 M865TUNotebook: Ibuypower Battalion 101 M865TU
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Display: 15.0 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 1200 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Ibuypower homepage
 Battalion 101 (Series)
 Battalion 101 M865TU (Model)

Average Score: 72.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% iBuypower M865TU
Source: Maximum PC English
What we like about the M865TU is that it provides decent application performance, a marked improvement in single-card notebook gaming, and a more portable size and weight—it’s lighter by two or more pounds than other gaming notebooks we’ve tested recently. Sadly, its battery life isn’t much better than the pack’s, lasting just one hour and 40 minutes when playing a movie in power-saving mode. Oh, and the speakers suck.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% iBuyPower Battalion 101 (M865TU)
Source: Laptop Mag English

The iBuyPower Battalion 101 (M865TU) offers top-of-the-line gaming performance, even at its high native resolution. However, for over two grand, we wish that iBuyPower had paid as much attention to its notebook’s build quality and design as it did the hardware. The ASUS G51v costs about half as much, yet still provides reasonable performance in a far more interesting chassis. Nevertheless, if you want a powerful gaming laptop you can take with you, the iBuyPower Battalion 101 is worth a look.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
78% iBuypower M865TU
Source: Computer Shopper English
Nearly all of today’s powerful gaming notebooks have at least one thing in common: They are typically bulky, desktop replacement–size systems that can weigh upwards of 11 pounds. The iBuypower M865TU ($2,049 list), on the other hand, is different. It delivers gaming-class power in a 15-inch chassis that won’t break your back. Unfortunately, you’ll have to lug around the power adapter, too, because this system’s battery life is woefully short. This gaming laptop offers solid performance and above-average connectivity in an uncommonly portable 15-inch frame. The battery life is subpar, however.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 78%

 

Ibuypower Battalion 101 CZ-10

Specifications

Ibuypower Battalion 101 CZ-10Notebook: Ibuypower Battalion 101 CZ-10
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 600 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Ibuypower homepage
 Battalion 101 (Series)

Average Score: 65.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

50% iBuyPower Battalion Touch CZ-10
Source: Laptop Mag English
Good all-around performance can’t save this pricey touchscreen gaming rig from shoddy design. Despite putting up solid performance numbers, the $1,249 iBuyPower Battalion Touch CZ-10’s blood-letting design should’ve been scrapped in the design lab and given an overhaul before release, and we’re relieved that the company is changing the materials used in the logo.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%
87% iBuypower Battalion Touch CZ-10
Source: Computer Shopper English
With the Battalion Touch CZ-10, iBuypower presents a novel new idea in gaming notebooks—and, surprisingly, it doesn’t revolve around the touch-capable screen that this laptop features. It's this, instead: Make them portable and affordable. Your average gaming laptop weighs more than 10 pounds and runs more than $2,000. The CZ-10, on the other hand, weighs just over 6 pounds and starts at a buck under a grand. This winner of a gaming notebook features a multi-touch screen, surprisingly low pricing, and a truly portable design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 87%
60% iBUYPOWER Battalion 101 CZ-10 Premium 15.6-inch Thin and Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Battalion 101 CZ-10 Premium from iBUYPOWER is designed to be a modest mobile gaming platform for the gamer on the go that doesn't want to spend too much. In order to achieve this goal, the laptop makes a few sacrifices in terms of battery life and peripheral ports but it does provide a very solid level of performance for its $1250 price tag. The price tag is a bit of an issue since similar laptops can be found for slightly less but iBUYPOWER offers a wide range of customizations to adjust the price of the unit.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Ibuypower Battalion 101 LX-797

Specifications

Ibuypower Battalion 101 LX-797Notebook: Ibuypower Battalion 101 LX-797
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
Display: 17 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1200 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Ibuypower homepage
 Battalion 101 (Series)
 Battalion 101 LX-797 (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% iBUYPOWER Battalion 101 LX-797 17-inch Desktop Replacement Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
iBUYPOWER's Battalion 101 LX-797 is their new Core i7 based 17-inch desktop replacement. The system has very strong performance thanks to the new processor and the DDR3 memory. While the general performance is strong, the graphics make the system less than optimal for gaming which is their primary audience. The system also comes with a small 250GB hard drive base but iBUYPOWER does offer a wide range of upgrades.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Ibuypower Battalion 101 CZ-11

Specifications

Ibuypower Battalion 101 CZ-11Notebook: Ibuypower Battalion 101 CZ-11
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 750 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Ibuypower homepage
 Battalion 101 (Series)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% iBUYPOWER Battalion 101 CZ-11 Ultra 15.6-inch Thin And Light PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Battalion 101 CZ-11 Ultra is a very affordable system for those looking at a solid performing mobile gaming platform. The Core i5 dual core processor combined with high resolution display and Radeon HD 5650 graphics make for a solid gaming experience. Those hoping to use it for extended mobile gaming will be disappointed by the small battery pack and the keyboard doesn't feature a numeric keypad like the competition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Ibuypower Battalion 101 W170HR

Specifications

Ibuypower Battalion 101 W170HRNotebook: Ibuypower Battalion 101 W170HR
Processor: Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1100 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Ibuypower homepage
 Battalion 101 (Series)
 Battalion 101 W170HR (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% iBUYPOWER Battalion 101 W170HR 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
With a base price just under $1100, the iBUYPOWER Battalion 101 W170HR is certainly going to an attractive option for those wanting a large gaming laptop but are on a tight budget. The system overall has a good set of features that does make it for a decent gaming system but power gamers will be disappointed by the graphics processor that can't always handle the 1920x1080 resolution LCD panel.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Ibuypower Battalion 101 W230SS

The Ibuypower Battalion 101 W230SS is a base model that can be vastly customised to suit a variety of gamers. Emphasis is on the word ‘vastly’. The silver interior and black case keeps ‘power’ looking classy, and the keyboard backlight glows ghostly blue. There is a 13.3 inch Full HD display (1920X1080) and 13 inch models are definitely a growing trend because of their portability.

Users can select up to the Intel Core i7-4910MQ quad-core processor clocked at 2.9 GHz with 8 MB L3 cache, and 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 G.SKILL RAM. A combination of 256 GB SSD as a primary drive and 1 TB SSD content drive can also be selected ensuring plenty of space while keeping speed. Powering the graphics is an Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M 2 GB GDDR5 with Nvidia Optimus.

On board is a 3D premium surround sound technology, which delivers superb audio quality. Other features on the Ibuypower Battalion 101 W230SS are Intel AC 7260 802.11 ac dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0/eSata combination port, 2 USB 2.0 ports and a 2.0 megapixel digital web video camera. Powering the beast is a 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery.

Specifications

Ibuypower Battalion 101 W230SSNotebook: Ibuypower Battalion 101 W230SS
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 900 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links: Ibuypower homepage
 Battalion 101 (Series)
 Battalion 101 W230SS (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% 13-inch Gaming Laptop For Just Over $1000
Source: Comp Reviews English
If you want a compact laptop to be used for gaming and don't want to spend a huge amount of money, then the iBUYPOWER Battalion 101 W230SS is an option to consider thanks to its fast processor and solid graphics. The limitations of the engineering and cost though mean that you will have to make compromises and this results in a system that produces a fair amount of noise and equal amount of heat.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Comment

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.


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M:

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M is essentially a higher clocked GeForce 9800M GTX based on the G92b core built under a 55nm manufacturing process. Because of the architectural difference, the 260M is less powerful (and quite dissimilar) to the similarly named desktop GeForce GTX 260.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650: The Mobility HD 4650 is based on the Desktop 4650 architecture, but features a lower clock rate of memory and core. Depending on the core clock (450-550MHz possible) and the used memory (DDR2, DDR3, GDDR3 with 600-800 MHz possible) the mobile 4650 can show a different performance. The current consumption of the chip alone ranges from 15-25W. Features Avivo HD video features.

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M: The GPU has 96 shader cores but only a 128 bit memory bus that supports GDDR5 memory. With DDR3 memory, the GTS 250M performs clearly worse. Because of the 40nm process (and a selection process) the 250M offers a relatively low power consumption (the 260M needs 10W more).

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650: Middle class DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a power consumption of about 15-20 Watt. Supports Eyevision (up to 6 monitors)

NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M:

As the successor to the GeForce GT 445M, the GT 555M is available in many different versions based on different chips (GF106, GF116, GF108) with different graphics memory (128 Bit, 192 Bit, DDR3, GDDR5) and  varying core speeds.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M: Upper mid-range graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M series.

» 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.

P8700:

Mid-range dual core processor with 3 MB level 3 cache and a TDP of 25 Watt.

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.  

720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

2670QM: Fast Quad-core processor clocked at 2.2-3.1 GHz based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

4700MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

Intel Core i5:

520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

15.6: 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. However 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.

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.

17.3: 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.


2.1 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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.


67.73%: 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.

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

» Eurocom M4
Core i7 4940MX
» Schenker XMG P304
Core i7 4810MQ

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus N551J
Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Lenovo Y50-59432235
Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Asus GL551JM-DH71
Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Asus G771JW
Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» Lenovo Y70-80DU000XGE
Core i5 4200H, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro
Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Lenovo Y70-70 80DU003GBM
Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-759Q)
Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 3 kg
» Lenovo Y50-59421832
Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Schenker C404
Core i7 4710HQ, 14.0", 1.752 kg
» Razer Blade Pro 17 inch, GTX 860M
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 3 kg
» Lenovo Y50-70 59-422475
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70
Core i5 4200H, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Gigabyte P34G v2-CF2
Core i7 4710HQ, 14.0", 1.8 kg
» Gigabyte P34G v2
Core i7 4700HQ, 14.0", 1.752 kg
» Eurocom Shark 3
Core i7 4940MX, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» MSI GS60 2PC-077RU
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y50
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» MSI GS60-2PC-005UK
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
» MSI GE60 2PE-062CZ
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» MSI GS60
Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 1.9 kg
» MSI GE60-2PE-029UK
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» MSI GE70-2PEi716SR21B
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 3 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-DW106H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4010U
» Acer Aspire R13
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
» Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P35W-B3226
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)