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Packard Bell iPower GX-M-002GE

Specifications

Packard Bell iPower GX-M-002GENotebook: Packard Bell iPower GX-M-002GE (iPower GX Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.2kg
Price: 1700 euro
Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 50%, features: 50%, display: 50% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Packard Bell iPower GX-M-002GE

Foreign Reviews

90% iPower GX-M-002GE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 90% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS:

Based on the desktop 9600 GT (G94 core), the 9800M GTS is produced in 65 nm and 55 nm on the 512 MB and 1024 MB models, respectively. The performance of the GTS is comparable to the GT version due to the higher clock speed. The PureVideo HD engine allows the GPU to decode HD videos.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» 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.


T9400:

The T9400 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and basically a Core 2 Duo P9500 with a higher TDP of 35 Watt.

» 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.


4.2 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


Packard Bell: Packard Bell is a subsidiary of Taiwan-based Acer. It is a name used by two different consumer electronics companies. The first was an American radio manufacturer founded in 1926, that later became a defense contractor and manufacturer of other consumer electronics, such as television sets. Teledyne acquired the business in 1978. In 1986, investors bought the name for a newly formed personal computer manufacturer. Originally the company produced discount computers in the US, later computers were produced for the European market. NEC took it over in the late 1990s. Acer acquired it in 2008. In spite of the similarity of their names, there has never been any corporate connection between the original or later Packard Bell and Hewlett Packard, or Bell System. Packard Bell is an international notebook manufacturer. Many years, the company focussed ruggedized laptops.

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90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


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Packard Bell iPower GX-M-002GE
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-01- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)