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ZAReason Verix

Specifications

ZAReason VerixNotebook: ZAReason Verix
Processor: Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1300 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
price: 40%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the ZAReason Verix

ZaReason Verix Notebook
Source: Phoronix English
The ZaReason Verix is certainly a nice performer with its Intel Core i7 CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M, and Intel SSD. Unfortunately, with this hardware the price is also at a premium. The ZaReason Verix 1656 starts out at $1,499 USD and becomes more expensive from the base configuration. The price for how our review notebook was configured places it at $2,197 USD. ZaReason products (along with System76 and other Linux specialty retailers) are usually more expensive than the tier-one manufacturers. However, if you do not mind the greater cost for a Linux-compatible high-performance netbook and are looking to support a vendor who actively supports Linux, then the ZaReason Verix is worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/14/2010
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M: The GPU has 96 shader cores but only a 128 bit memory bus that supports GDDR5 memory. With DDR3 memory, the GTS 250M performs clearly worse. Because of the 40nm process (and a selection process) the 250M offers a relatively low power consumption (the 260M needs 10W more).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


620M:

The Core i7-620M is the fastest Dual-Core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction in Q1 2010). The 620M clocks betwenn 2.66 and 3.33 GHz due to the Turbo Mode and because of Hyperthreading, 4 threads are executed simultaneously. In the package, Intel also included a second die with an integrated GPU (GMA HD) and a memory controller. Therefore, the TDP of 35 Watt of the whole package is still quite good.

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


15.4": 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. 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.


2.7 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


ZAReason: Californian IT-shop, focussed on Linux-systems and founded in 2007. The company has its own laptop brand.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)