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Rock Xtreme SL8-9550

Specifications

Rock Xtreme SL8-9550Notebook: Rock Xtreme SL8-9550
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad (Desktop) Q9550
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX SLI
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 5.3kg
Price: 2900 euro
Sold in: UK
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Rock Xtreme SL8-9550

80% Rock Xtreme XSL8-9550 gaming notebook
Source: vnunet.com English
The Xtreme family is Rock’s high-end gaming notebook range, the flagship of which is the XLS8-9550, a blisteringly fast SLI-configured desktop replacement notebook. It’s a big beast, measuring 394x299x60mm (wxdxh) and weighing a hefty 6kg, including the large power brick; you’ll only think it is portable if you’re used to lugging around a desktop PC and monitor to Lan parties. A very powerful desktop replacement notebook with a good array of features, but with a price tag to match
80, Preis 60, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX SLI:

Two 9800M GTX cards paired with SLI. The combination is about 0-40% faster than with a single 9800M depending on the game and application. As all dual SLI combinations, the 9800M GTX SLI suffers from noticeable micro stuttering when at lower frame rates at around 30 FPS.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Q9550: » 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.


5.3 kg: This laptop is heavy. Especially desktop replacements with 19 inch display fit in this class of weight. This class is too heavy, even for 17 inch DTR.


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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)