Micro Express NBL 5100


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%


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.  


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 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3.3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

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.

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» Samsung RF510-S01BG
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» Samsung R590-JS02UK
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» Toshiba Qosmio F60-10X
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» Toshiba Qosmio F60
Core i3 330M

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» Samsung RF510-S01US
Core i5 460M, 2.5 kg
» Samsung P580-JS00UK
Core i3 330M, 2.5 kg
» Samsung R590-JS01CN
Core i5 520M, 2.6 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook E780-FP
Core i7 620M, 2.8 kg
» Samsung RF510-S01
Core i5 560M, 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 5745PG-354G50Mnks
Core i3 350M, 2.7 kg
» Samsung RF510-S02
Core i5 460M, 2.538 kg
» Samsung R590-JS02AU
Core i5 450M, 2.6 kg
» Acer TravelMate 8572TG-5464G64MN
Core i5 460M, 2.8 kg
» Acer Aspire 5745PG-3882
Core i5 450M, 2.8 kg
» Packard Bell Easynote TX86-MS2300
Core i5 540M, 2.5 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote TX86-JO-025FR
Core i5 540M, 2.49 kg
» Samsung R590-JS01
Core i3 350M, 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 5745G-434G64BN
Core i5 430M, 2.8 kg
» Acer TravelMate 8572TG-434G50Mnkk
Core i5 430M, 2.45 kg
» Samsung P580 Pro
Core i5 430M, 2.5 kg
» Samsung R590
Core i3 330M, 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 5745G-434G50Mi
Core i5 430M, 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio F60-10U
Core i5 430M, 2.8 kg
» Acer Aspire 5745
Core i7 720QM, 2.8 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio F60-10J
Core i5 430M, 2.8 kg
» Medion P6622
Core i3 330M, 2.8 kg
» Samsung NP-R580-JS03DE
Core i5 520M, 2.54 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Toshiba Satellite P500-1JD
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)