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Zepto Hydra A17

Specifications

Zepto Hydra A17Notebook: Zepto Hydra A17
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 4.1kg
Price: 1900 euro
Average Score: 46% - bad
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 74%, features: 75%, display: - % mobility: 11%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 46%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Zepto Hydra A17

46% Test: Zepto Hydra A17
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 46% performance: 74% features: 75% mobility: 11% ergonomy: 46%
46% Test: Zepto Hydra A17
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 46% performance: 74% features: 75% mobility: 11% ergonomy: 46%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX:

Similar to the 8800M GTX, the 9800M GTX is based on the G92 chip but includes more unified shaders. The 9800M GTX was later succeeded by the 55nm GTX 260M.

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.


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.


P8600:

Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.

» 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.


4.1 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


Zepto: A dinamarquesa Zepto foi fundada em 2002 com o propósito de fornecer produtos em informações tecnológicas para Mobile Electronics e Digital Home. Hoje a Zepto é o maior fabricante na Europa de portáteis para uso pessoal (se você contar as fábricas na Turquia) e é representada em 19 paises. A Zepto é um pequeno fabricante de portáteis dinamarquês com pequena participação no mercado de ações europeu. A partir de 2007, algumas análises de portáteis Zepto foram publicadas, especialmente na Europa central.


46%: This average evaluation is exceptionally bad. There exist hardly any laptops, which are rated so negative.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-03- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)