M&A Technology Companion Touch
SpecificationsNotebook: M&A Technology Companion Touch
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 8.9 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 350 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
Reviews for the M&A Technology Companion Touch
Source: PC Mag
The M&A Companion Touch ($500 direct) is a netbook-size convertible PC that aspires to be a take-along pal for elementary school children. But the 2.8-pound device barely gets a passing grade, due to a flawed touchscreen and a haphazard approach to creating a kid-friendly interface. The M&A Companion Touch fuses a netbook and a Tablet PC in one 2.8-pound convertible designed for the elementary classroom. But the result fails to distinguish itself as a kid-friendly netbook, and its uncooperative touchscreen and slightly high price don't deliver on value and features.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 50%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display diagonal is quite small for tablets.
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 typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
M&A Technology: US-computer shop, which markets its own laptop brand.
50%: This average evaluation is exceptionally bad. There exist hardly any laptops, which are rated so negative.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.