Portable One SX-N7350
Reviews for the Portable One SX-N7350
The Portable One SX-N7350 is a well built 13.3" notebook that is best compared to similarly sized business models. It has a simple plastic exterior that holds up very well against scratches and other blemishes, and the sturdy screen cover protects the display from any external impacts. The performance from our configuration was excellent when compared to 12" business notebooks, but not as great when you compare its 3D performance to 13.3" consumer notebooks which have dedicated graphics. The price is high, starting at 1,000, with our configuration reaching $1,300 with its upgrades. For business users it would perform well and with its good looking screen, be perfect for working on documents during the day and enjoying movies at night.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2009
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 40%
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.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.
Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
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.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Portable One: US-American laptop shop which sells an own brand es well as other laptop brands.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.