Novatech X1 PRO

Specifications

Novatech X1 PRONotebook: Novatech X1 PRO
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9900
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 5.6kg
Price: 3000 euro
Sold in: UK
Average Score: 79.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 92%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Novatech X1 PRO

90% Novatech X1 CA Gaming Notebook Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English
When shopping for a top-end gaming notebook, there aren’t a huge number of options to choose from and even fewer in the UK. From the limited options available to British consumers one of the first sites on everyone’s short list should be Novatech who have been producing high-performance laptops for a few years now to compete with the likes of Alienware and more recently Asus. The X1 CA boasts an excellent specification and is sure to turn heads with its sleek looks, imposing size and top notch performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% workmanship: 90%
80% Novatech X1 GTX Pro review
Source: Techradar English
Lacks the wow factor of the Alienware M17x, but a good performer nonetheless. Novatech is a UK-based company that makes gaming PCs and laptops. The X1 GTX Pro uses a generic chassis also used by other gaming laptop manufacturers, but it also manages to pack in a high specification for the money. The X1 GTX Pro is a decent gaming laptop and much cheaper than the Alienware. Although it can't match its rival for quality, design and all-round usability, this is still a machine we can easily recommend.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
67% Novatech X1 GTX
Source: PC Pro English
The folks at Novatech are obviously an ambitious bunch. As soon as they saw that we'd reviewed the superb Alienware M17x, they crammed the X1 GTX into a box and dared us to line it up against Dell's finest. But despite the good-value extras, we're just not as convinced by this Novatech as we were by the Alienware M17x. Alienware's system is better designed, boasts a stunning screen, punchier speakers and a more rounded specification - and it costs only £20 more than the £1,646 X1 GTX. With such quality competition, Novatech has to do more to impress.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 83%
80% Novatech X1 Pro review
Source: Techradar English
Novatech's X1 Pro is probably as good as it gets for a gaming laptop, but you'll pay the price. Novatech's top-of-the-range gaming laptop is a show-stopper in many respects. Firstly, it's got a massive 18.4-inch screen which looks absolutely sublime, thanks to its massive 1,920x1,080 resolution and bright panel. It is very glossy though so if the sun's out you'll get a lot of reflection. The Novatech X1 Pro admittedly costs a huge amount of money, but its closest competitors – Dell's Alienware M17X and the Asus G71V – are more expensive when you compare a like-for-like specification, and as these only come with a 17-inch display, you could call the X1 Pro good value for money in comparison.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M:

The GeForce GTX 280M is based on the G92b chip with all 128 pipelines and, as a result, shares more similarities to the desktop 9800 GTX+ than the desktop GTX 280. Regardless, the high clock rate makes the GTX 280M considerably faster than the 9800M GTX.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» 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.


T9900: Fastest (in 2009) Core 2 Duo Dual Core CPU and similar to the Core 2 Extreme X9100 (withouth the free multiplicator, but instead less TDP and cheaper). Very well suited for games and demanding applications. » 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.


5.6 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.


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.


79.25%: 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, 2009-08-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)