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Micro Express NBL 5100

Specifications

Micro Express NBL 5100Notebook: Micro Express NBL 5100
Processor: Intel Core i7 640M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Micro Express NBL 5100

80% MicroExpress NBL 5100
Source: PC World English
The NBL5100 offers so much to like, but Micro Express's cheap OS choice undercuts it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M: The Nvidia GeForce GT 330M is the successor of the GT 230M and technically just a slightly higher clocked GT 240M (but it should still maintain the power envelope of the GT 230M as the naming suggests).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


640M:

The Core i7-640M is the fastest Dual-Core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction in Q4 2010) and successor of the 620M. It clocks betwenn 2.8 and 3.64 GHz due to the Turbo Mode and because of Hyperthreading, 4 threads are executed simultaneously. In the package, Intel also included a second die with an integrated GPU (GMA HD) and a memory controller. Therefore, the TDP of 35 Watt of the whole package is still quite good.

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


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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


3.3 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


Micro Express: This american laptop manufacturer exists since 1986 and is established in Canada. The company sees its focus in performance related laptops. The worldwide market shares are very low.


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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Review Samsung RF510 Notebook
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 460M, 2.538 kg
Review Packard Bell EasyNote TX86 540M Notebook
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 540M, 2.49 kg
Review Samsung NP-R590 Notebook
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M, 2.6 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Review Sony Vaio VPC-F12Z Notebook
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 740QM, 16.4", 3.118 kg

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Samsung RF510-S01BG
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 480M
Samsung R590-JS02UK
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Samsung RF510-S01US
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 460M, 2.5 kg
Samsung P580-JS00UK
GeForce GT 330M, Core i3 330M, 2.5 kg
Samsung R590-JS01CN
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 520M, 2.6 kg
Fujitsu LifeBook E780-FP
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 620M, 2.8 kg
Toshiba Satellite A665-S6058
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M, 2.7 kg
Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8572G-624G64Mnk
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 620M, 2.4 kg
Samsung RF510-S01
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 560M, 2.6 kg
Toshiba Satellite A660-10X
GeForce GT 330M, Core i7 720QM, 2.6 kg
Acer Aspire 5745PG-354G50Mnks
GeForce GT 330M, Core i3 350M, 2.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite A660-12Q
GeForce GT 330M, Core i3 330M, 2.6 kg
Samsung RF510-S02
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 460M, 2.538 kg
Samsung R590-JS02AU
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M, 2.6 kg
Acer TravelMate 8572TG-5464G64MN
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 460M, 2.8 kg
Acer Aspire 5745PG-3882
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 450M, 2.8 kg
Packard Bell Easynote TX86-MS2300
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 540M, 2.5 kg
Packard Bell EasyNote TX86-JO-025FR
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 540M, 2.49 kg
Samsung R590-JS01
GeForce GT 330M, Core i3 350M, 2.6 kg
Toshiba Satellite A660-156
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M, 2.6 kg
Acer Aspire 5745G-434G64BN
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M, 2.8 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Gateway ID49C05C
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
Gateway ID43A03c
GeForce GT 330M, Phenom II X3 P820, 14.0", 2.2 kg
Samsung P480-JS02CN
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 520M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
Acer Aspire 4741G-432G32Mn
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite M645-S4080
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 460M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
Packard Bell EasyNote NM85-JU-202RU
GeForce GT 330M, Pentium P6100, 14.0", 2.3 kg
Gateway ID49C13u
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 460M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
Sony Vaio VPCF12M1R
GeForce GT 330M, Core i5 520M, 16.4", 2.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)