OCZ Neutrino 10" DIY


Notebook: OCZ Neutrino 10" DIY
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.0 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 250 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 68.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 55%, features: 70%, display: 70% mobility: 60%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the OCZ Neutrino 10" DIY

OCZ Neutrino 10"
Source: Techspot English
  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%
OCZ Neutrino 10" DIY
Source: Hot Hardware English
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%
70% OCZ DIY Neutrino
Source: PC Mag English
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%
70% OCZ DIY 15.4in Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
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%
60% OCZ Neutrino
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%
75% OCZ Neutrino
Source: Computer Shopper English
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%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

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.

Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


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.

10.0": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.3 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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.

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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» MSI Wind U100 Plus
Atom N280, 1 kg
» Viewsonic VNB101
Atom N280, 1.1 kg
» Hannspree Hannsnote
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» MSI Wind U110
Atom Z530, 1.1 kg
» MSI Wind U123
Atom N280, 1.35 kg
» Asus EeePC 1002HAE
Atom N280, 1.2 kg
» MSI Wind U120H
Atom N270, 1.4 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Advent Quantum Q100
Celeron M 900, 14.0", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D260, GMA 950
Atom N450, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Netbook Navigator Nav 9 Slate PC
Atom N280, 8.9", 0.9 kg
» Asus Eee PC MK90
Atom N270, 8.9", 1.1 kg
» HP Mini 311-1160LA
Atom N270, 11.6", 1.6 kg
» Gigabyte Touch Note T1028G
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP119KJ
Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.65 kg
» Wipro E.go WNB7XFD182
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.4 kg
» Samsung N135-JA01NL
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB200-12R
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.4 kg
» Champion Champ Slim 13160
Atom N280, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Asus UL50AT
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Simmtronics Simmbook
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.2 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1201NL
Atom N270, 12.1", 1.4 kg
» Toshiba NB200-131
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.18 kg
» Samsung NB30
Atom N450, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Elonex Sliver
Atom N270, 12.0", 1.6 kg
» Toshiba NB200-11M
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCW12S1R
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCY115FX/BI
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» Olive Zipbook X107H
Atom N270, 10.2", 1.1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)