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Reviews for the Itronix GD8000
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
CommentIntel 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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» 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.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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