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Kobalt Mojave

Specifications

Kobalt MojaveNotebook: Kobalt Mojave
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.95kg
Price: 1800 euro
Sold in: UK
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Kobalt Mojave

80% Kobalt Computers Mojave review
Source: Techradar English
 

The Mojave is a powerful laptop offering a good compromise between cost and performance. Kobalt is a UK manufacturer of gaming laptops, with its products using a generic chassis and adding the latest components to offer impressive performance and value for money. Although the Kobalt Mojave lacks the bespoke feel of some of its competitors, and is less powerful than the highest-end ATI-based machines, it packs a punch and offers impressive quality and usability.


80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/09/2009
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.


P8400:

Middle class dual core CPU with a TDP of 25 Watt. For high end gamer the performance could be not sufficient (for class 1 graphic cards).

» 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.


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


Kobalt: Kobalt Computers Ltd was incorporated in April 2004 to provide consumers and businesses with computer systems. Nearly into the fifth year of providing cutting edge desktop systems they expanded the range to include custom gaming and CAD (Computer Aided Design) Notebooks.


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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Novatech X1 PRO
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Clevo M980NU
GeForce GTX 280M, Core 2 Extreme X9100, 18.4", 5.35 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-06-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)