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MALIBAL Veda

Specifications

MALIBAL VedaNotebook: MALIBAL Veda
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:10, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 5.7kg
Price: 1800 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the MALIBAL Veda

80% Malibal Veda
Source: CNet English
It seems that boutique notebook builder Malibal (pronounced mal-la-bull) is ready to see desktops die. The company specializes in custom-built desktop replacements. No thin-and-lights. No ultraportables. No "mainstream" models. The Veda series is its largest, with an 18.4-inch LCD that can be loaded with Core 2 Quad Extreme QX9300 (ours was), 8GB of DDR3 memory (had that, too), and it comes standard with dual Nvidia GeForce GTX280M graphics cards. However, while the components are top-notch, the design could use some help. If you're ready to give up your gaming desktop once and for all, consider replacing it with the Malibal Veda series laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI:

Two GeForce GTX 280M graphics cards in SLI combination. The performance is about 0-40% faster than a single GTX 280M, depending on the application. Due to the SLI setup, users may experience micro stuttering, especially in the 30fps range.

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

» 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.


P8700:

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

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


18.4": 18 inch display size is a rare and very big size for desktop-replacement laptops. Laptops with 18 inch displays did not exist before 2008. 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.


5.7 kg: This laptop is heavy. Especially desktop replacements with 19 inch display fit in this class of weight. This class is too heavy, even for 17 inch DTR.


MALIBAL: MALIBAL (pronounced mal-la-bull is located in Las Vegas and focusses high-end, customized notebook computers and mobile servers.


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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-10-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)