Zoostorm 3389 Series

Zoostorm 3389-9426/AProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.4 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.5kg, 2.8kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 63.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Zoostorm 3389-2410

Specifications

Zoostorm 3389-2410Notebook: Zoostorm 3389-2410
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 600 euro
Sold in: UK
Links: Zoostorm homepage

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% PC Nextday Zoostorm 3389-2410 review
Source: Techradar English
An excellent all-rounder with few flaws, although not the most attractive laptop. PC Nextday is a UK-based company that provides a broad variety of laptops, including a tough range of netbooks designed entirely for children. If it boasted a standout feature it would be a medal-winner, but for those after a decent all-rounder with no specific demands for graphical power, it still provides an excellent choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Zoostorm 3389-9209

Specifications

Zoostorm 3389-9209Notebook: Zoostorm 3389-9209
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 600 euro
Sold in: UK
Links: Zoostorm homepage
 3389-9209 (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% PC Nextday ZooStorm 3389-9209/B review
Source: Techradar English

The ZooStorm 3389-9209/B has a vibrant screen, a sleek chassis and performed well in our benchmark tests, despite the basic integrated graphics. Unfortunately, like the HP, it also suffers from frustrating usability issues that impact the overall quality.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Zoostorm 3389-9426/A

Specifications

Zoostorm 3389-9426/ANotebook: Zoostorm 3389-9426/A
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Sold in: UK
Links: Zoostorm homepage
 3389-9426/A (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Zoostorm 3389 review
Source: Techradar English
While the Zoostorm 3389-9426/A doesn't do enough to win an award, it's not a bad machine by any means. On the whole, build quality and usability are good, while the strong set of features means you won't be left wanting. However, if you crave portability or power, there are better options in this group test.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Comment

Zoostorm:


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

» 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.

T6600: Entry level Core 2 Duo dual core processor with a small 2MB level 2 cache and without virtualization functions.

T6400: Entry level dual core processor based on the Penryn core with only 2 MB level 2 cache and a low clock speed.

Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

T4500:

Entry to middle class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 


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.

15.6: 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. However 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.


2.5 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.

2.8 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


63.33%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)