Novatech B17

Specifications

Novatech B17Notebook: Novatech B17
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-42
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:9, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 500 euro
Sold in: UK
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Novatech B17

60% Novatech B17 review
Source: Techradar English
The B17 is its entry-level media centre, but while its large screen suits basic home entertainment use, it lacks the power of similarly-priced laptops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

ATI Radeon Xpress X1270: Built in RS690T chipset and is based on an X700 graphics core (with less pipelines). It features no dedicated graphics memory but Vista Aero support.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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


TK-42: Entry level dual-core processor with a relative slow performance.» 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.


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


Novatech: This British Computershop also sells laptops with its own brand. The marketshare is very low and there don't exist many laptop reviews for Novatech laptops.


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)