OCZ Neutrino 10" DIY
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the OCZ Neutrino 10" DIY
Depending on your computing needs, there might be a void where a netbook actually makes a lot of sense to you. For some, netbooks play the role of a cheap ultra-portable, for others it's about the miniature footprint and the perfect couch companion. For enthusiasts, it's often the case that netbooks fill the role of a secondary or even tertiary mobile system. At the end of the day, the Neutrino 10" netbook offers a good starter package and interesting proposition. You gain an extra degree of flexibility under OCZ's DIY scheme, but it's not quite there yet if you wish to pick the kind of screen, GPU or motherboard chipset you want to run.
Preis 40, Display 60
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2009
Rating: price: 40% display: 60%
Source: Hot Hardware
Do you have no experience installing computer parts or operating systems? Do you not have any spare PC parts laying around waiting to be used? If you answered 'no' to those questions, this is not the netbook for you. There are plenty of other options out there that don't require this much effort on your part to get up and running. There's also no financial benefit to buying this along with those extra parts individually. You'll come out much better by selecting a pre-fabricated unit from Asus, Acer, Dell, HP, etc. That said, as we've mentioned, if you're the type that wants to customize things yourself with a larger, faster hard drive or more RAM, then right now, the Neutrino may just be the only game in town.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 30% display: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: PC Mag
When we saw the pitch for Neutrino, a do-it-yourself netbook for hands-on kind of people like us, we were pretty excited. Build your own ultra-portable? A sub-notebook for DIYers who live to turn screws? What's not to love? It might not be as DIY as we'd like it to be, but the Neutrino is still a terrific option if you're in the market for a netbook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Trusted Reviews
Despite poor battery life and an inability to upgrade the graphics on this apparently self-serviceable notebook, OCZ has still proven there's potential in an upgradable notebook. Certainly if you can source your other components cheaply, this could be exceedingly good value for a gaming notebook. It's just a shame this particular model is no longer available so you'll probably have to wait until OCZ release the updated version before having a go yourself.
70, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 70
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% features: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
Do-it-yourselfers will enjoy being able to trick out this netbook, but they’ll be disappointed by its endurance. The OCZ Neutrino is the answer to the prayers of many DIY techies. This bare-bones system allows for hundreds of different configuration possibilities and, for just $269, makes for an inexpensive platform for those looking to extend the life of components they’ve pulled from an older laptop. But no matter what you put inside, you’re still going to be saddled with an inferior touchpad and short endurance, which might deter otherwise enthusiastic tinkerers. Once the six-cell battery becomes available, the Neutrino will be more worthy of your time and effort.
60, Preis 80, Mobilität 40
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% mobility: 40%
Source: Computer Shopper
If installing your own hard drive, RAM, and operating system into a netbook constitutes “building your own,” then OCZ has you covered. Its Neutrino netbook isn't made for hard-core do-it-yourself geeks who simply love a DIY challenge, partly because building it really isn't much of a feat. It's designed more for those who have some spare parts lying around and want to make good use of them in the form of a netbook. You can install any laptop-size 2.5-inch hard drive or solid-state drive (SSD), so long as it complies with the Serial ATA (SATA) standard, and any single stick of SO-DIMM laptop RAM, so long as it's approved DDR2. If you’ve got spare parts (and an OS) lying around, and you're in the market for a netbook, the Neutrino is a good way to get one without paying for components twice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 75%
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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
The screen diagonal is used for small tablets.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
OCZ: OCZ Technology is a manufacturer of computer hardware based in California. Since entering the memory market in 2000, OCZ has targeted its products primarily at the computer hardware market. In addition to its memory business, OCZ sells the Neural Impulse Actuator (a brain-computer interface), power supply units, computer cooling products, video cards, and other various computer components. OCZ is best known for their watercooling, aircooling or heatpipe RAM lineup solutions and their power supplies. OCZ laptop reviews are rare and the global market share low.
68.75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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