Itronix GD8000

Specifications

Itronix GD8000Notebook: Itronix GD8000
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SL9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1024x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 3200 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Itronix GD8000

70% GD Itronix GD8000
Source: Laptop Mag English
Featuring a tough design and an excellent outdoor-viewable display, this rugged notebook is a compelling option for any field worker. Retailing for $4,250, the General Dynamics Itronix GD8000 doesn’t come cheap, but it’s far easier on the wallet than the $5,137 Dell Latitude E6400 XFR, even if you were to add an extra $400 for the 64GB SSD. The lower price, however, comes with the tradeoff of mechanical storage (which is more prone to breaking more than a SSD), and a weaker CPU and GPU. Even as is, though, the GD8000 is a very respectable rugged notebook for those who demand military-grade durability.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these 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.


SL9400: Power saving Low Voltage CPU featuring a large Level 2 Cache of 6MB. Therefore, the performance is better than other 1.86 GHz Core 2 Duo (with usually 1-3MB Level 2 Cache).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


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


70%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-09-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)