Rock Xtreme X790-I7-920

Specifications

Rock Xtreme X790-I7-920Notebook: Rock Xtreme X790-I7-920
Processor: Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 920
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 5.4kg
Price: 2400 euro
Sold in: UK
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 90%, features: 60%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Rock Xtreme X790-I7-920

70% Rock Xtreme 790 review
Source: Techradar English
The most powerful laptop we've seen, but it is not without limitations. UK-based Rock is well known for its high-performance gaming laptops and offers the latest components housed within generic chassis designs. The Xtreme 790 brings Intel's Core i7 technology to the range and provides truly stunning levels of quad-core power. Overall, the Xtreme 790 is a mixed bag. While performance is outstanding and is backed by strong usability and features, the lack of SLI-graphics is an odd omission considering the machine's size and price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Rock Xtreme 790 Laptop
Source: Bit-Tech English
It’s big; it’s powerful; it’s ugly. Having a full-cream Core i7-920 nestled inside its bulk means the Rock Xtreme 790 can nom through CPU intensive applications quicker than Baz can munch cheesecake. And, rest assured, that’s some seriously fast eating. This is the fastest laptop we've seen to date, a fact that will have many reaching for their credit cards irrespective of the rest of the conclusion. However, for £500 less you could bag yourself a Kobalt G860.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 90% features: 60%
80% Rock Xtreme X790
Source: Reg Hardware English
The battery life is clearly a disadvantage, but then a 17in laptop like this would never be carried around coffee shops like a lightweight netbook. It’s very much a desktop replacement machine - literally, since it contains a desktop CPU - that can be carried from one location to another. The price might seem extravagant, but isn’t actually that bad compared to high-end laptops, and the sheer power and performance that it offers will ensure that it earns its keep – particularly for graphics- intensive tasks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M:

The GeForce GTX 280M is based on the G92b chip with all 128 pipelines and, as a result, shares more similarities to the desktop 9800 GTX+ than the desktop GTX 280. Regardless, the high clock rate makes the GTX 280M considerably faster than the 9800M GTX.

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.


920: » 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.


5.4 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.


70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-09-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)