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Packard Bell iPower GX Series

Packard Bell iPower GX-Q-030Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT, NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
Display: 17.0 inch
Weight: 4.1kg, 4.2kg
Price: 1500, 1700 euro
Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 50%, features: 50%, display: 50%
mobility: 90%, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 80%

 

Packard Bell iPower GX-M-002GE

Specifications

Packard Bell iPower GX-M-002GENotebook: Packard Bell iPower GX-M-002GE
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 4.2kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: Packard Bell homepage
 Packard Bell notebook section
 iPower GX (Series)
 iPower GX-M-002GE (Model)

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

 

Packard Bell iPower GX-Q-030

Specifications

Packard Bell iPower GX-Q-030Notebook: Packard Bell iPower GX-Q-030
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 4.1kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Packard Bell homepage
 Packard Bell notebook section
 iPower GX (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Die Mittelstürmer
Source: PC Magazin - 11/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Comment

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

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.

NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT:

Based on the G92 core, but only with 96 shaders. The performance should be similar to the 8800M GTX. PureVideo HD supports decoding of HD Videos.

» 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.

Intel Core 2 Quad: Mobile version of the desktop Quad Core processor. Due to low clock rates it is not recommended for most applications.

Q9000:

Slow clocked quad core CPU (4 cores) that suffers especially in many games from the low clock speed. Therefore, not suited for games and only for highly multi threaded applications.


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


4.1 kg:

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

4.2 kg:


85%: 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, 2009-10-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)