Rock Xtreme 685-I5-2540M
SpecificationsNotebook: Rock Xtreme 685-I5-2540M (Xtreme 685 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2540M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6990M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 1500 euro
Sold in: UK
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Rock Xtreme 685-I5-2540M
Source: Stuff TV
Its big weight and low battery life limit the Xtreme 685, and if you're after a general purpose laptop you can get better built models for much less. What you won't find, however, is a better specced games machine for a similar price. Thanks to an excellent screen, great processor and exceptionally powerful graphics, it may not be pretty, but it's got a mean punch.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Advisor
We can't help feeling that the Rock is expensive at £1249, though it does have an excellent graphics card and screen. We'd have liked to have seen a BD drive to expand the multimedia possibilities of this laptop. We've no complaints about the Core i5 processor or 6GB of RAM, but the battery life is a let-down.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
AMD Radeon HD 6990M: High-end graphics card from AMD based on the desktop HD 6870, but with slower clock rates. UVD3 decoding and Eyefinity+ technology are still supported.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
2540M: Fast Dual-core processor clocked from 2.6 to 3.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.0) based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
3.1 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.
Rock: Rock is a British laptop manufacturer and focusses the UK market.
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.