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Twinhead Durabook D14RY

Specifications

Twinhead Durabook D14RYNotebook: Twinhead Durabook D14RY
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7600
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 14.1 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 60%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Twinhead Durabook D14RY

70% Twinhead Durabook D14RY
Source: Laptop Mag English
Once you start looking at semi-rugged notebooks, you typically have to start accepting some major tradeoffs, usually in the way of components, performance, and especially price. The Twinhead Durabook D14RY, however, demolishes that stereotype, offering a good array of features and respectable performance for a reasonable price of $2,099. This semi-rugged Vista notebook offers a design that can take a beating and a price that's hundreds less than the competition.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar

3.5 von 5, Display gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80%
70% Twinhead Durabook D14RY
Source: Laptop Mag English
Once you start looking at semi-rugged notebooks, you typically have to start accepting some major tradeoffs, usually in the way of components, performance, and especially price. The Twinhead Durabook D14RY, however, demolishes that stereotype, offering a good array of features and respectable performance for a reasonable price of $2,099. This semi-rugged Vista notebook offers a design that can take a beating and a price that's hundreds less than the competition.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar

3.5 von 5, Display gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80%
Can We Break a Durabook?
Source: Tom's Guide English
Twinhead, maker of the Durabook, has certainly put together a rugged notebook with the D14RY. They claim that the magnesium alloy used in the Durabook's chassis is 20 times stronger than plastic. Reality is that Durabook isn't the only notebook with some sort of Magnesium alloy, HP is among those that has been using the material in its notebooks. The extra shock protection on the corners' of the Durabook and around the CPU, RAM, hard drive and DVD drive allowed the notebook to survive Ben Meyer's and Shelton Romhanyi's assault (see video) but there are other 'rugged' tests that we didn't subject the Durabook D14RY too.
ausführlicher Test mit Geräteaufbau und Testwerten und Bildern; online abrufbar

Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2007
performance: 60%
Can We Break a Durabook?
Source: Tom's Guide English
Twinhead, maker of the Durabook, has certainly put together a rugged notebook with the D14RY. They claim that the magnesium alloy used in the Durabook's chassis is 20 times stronger than plastic. Reality is that Durabook isn't the only notebook with some sort of Magnesium alloy, HP is among those that has been using the material in its notebooks. The extra shock protection on the corners' of the Durabook and around the CPU, RAM, hard drive and DVD drive allowed the notebook to survive Ben Meyer's and Shelton Romhanyi's assault (see video) but there are other 'rugged' tests that we didn't subject the Durabook D14RY too.
ausführlicher Test mit Geräteaufbau und Testwerten und Bildern; online abrufbar

Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2007
performance: 60%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» 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.


T7600:

The Core 2 Duo T7600 is a Merom based Core 2 Duo with 4MB Level 2 Cache. It is positioned in the middle class (in 2009) and performs on par with a modern P7550 or Turion II Ultra M660.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. 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.


2.3 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Twinhead: About 20 years ago Twinhead started as an OEM manufacturer of laptops. Twinhead notebook reviews are rare as well as the global market share.


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


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Reviews and price comparison on Twinhead Laptops at Ciao

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Twinhead Durabook S14Y
Core 2 Duo T7200
» Samsung X11-Pro Baviall
Core Duo T2600
» Samsung X11
Core Duo T2300
» LG T1
Core Duo L2400
» Asus A8F
Core Solo T1300
» Acer Aspire 4710
Pentium Dual Core T2080
» Acer TravelMate 2484WXMi
Celeron M 440
» LG R400-5PRAG
Pentium Dual Core T2080
» Toshiba Satellite M100
Core Duo T2300
» Lenovo ThinkPad Z61t
Core Duo T2500
» Acer TravelMate 3273WXMi
Core 2 Duo T5500
» Acer TravelMate 2480
Celeron M 430
» BenQ Joybook S73U
Core Duo T2250
» Samsung X11-Pro Bugomi
Core 2 Duo T5500
» Alienware Sentia m3450
Core 2 Duo T5500
» HP Pavilion dv2000t
Core Duo T2300
» LG T1-DGBG
Core Duo T2400
» LG T1-3DGAG
Core Duo L2400
» HP Compaq nc6400
Core Duo T2400
» Dell Latitude D620
Core Duo T2300
» Dell Latitude D520
Core Duo T2300
» Dell Inspiron 640m
Core Duo T2300

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y5
Core Duo L2400, 1.5 kg
» Dell Latitude ATG D620
Core 2 Duo T7200, 3.1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S7110
Core Duo T2400, 1.8 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Advent Quantum Q100
Celeron M 900, 14.0", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D260, GMA 950
Atom N450, 10.1", 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-14)