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Novatech X70 Series

Novatech X70 CA ProProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
Display: 15.4 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 3.1kg, 3.3kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 90%, features: 90%, display: - %
mobility: 20%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Novatech X70GTX

Specifications

Novatech X70GTXNotebook: Novatech X70GTX
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1500 euro
Sold in: UK
Links: Novatech homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Novatech X70 CA Pro - 15.6in Core i7 Gaming Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
You get a lot for your money with the X70 CA Pro, making it all the more disappointing that silly build issues prevent it from winning an award. It's still and excellent option, though, particularly if you want a powerful desktop replacement in a smaller footprint. And, Crysis aside, it will run games at high settings with smooth frame rates - anything more requires SLI and over £2,000 to spare.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 20%
80% Novatech X70GTX review
Source: Techradar English
Will Novatech's high-performance laptop fit in with your lifestyle? The X70GTX from Novatech is a machine created to fit in with your lifestyle – stylish and portable whilst being powerful enough to handle demanding media playback and games. It's a machine that would look great in anybody's front room. There are some nice additions such as HDMI out, built-in wireless and a webcam that makes this laptop as versatile as it is stylish. As long as you don't aim to stray too far you'll find the Novatech X70GTX to be a perfect laptop companion.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Novatech X70 CA Pro

Specifications

Novatech X70 CA ProNotebook: Novatech X70 CA Pro
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 3.3kg
Price: 1500 euro
Sold in: UK
Links: Novatech homepage

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Novatech X70 CA Pro review
Source: Techradar English
Notebook Nehalem is here, taking names and kicking butt. The best that can be said for the chassis, though, is that it's a solid, but uninspiring design. At 3.3Kg it's not the lightest 15-inch laptop around, but for the amount of processing power available from both the CPU and the 280M graphics card it's far from unrealistically heavy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Comment

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.


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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

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.

» 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.

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.  

720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.


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


3.1 kg:

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

3.3 kg:


83.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-01- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)