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Zoostorm 83 Series

Zoostorm 83-5300Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
Display: 15.4 inch, 17.0 inch
Weight: 2.75kg, 3.8kg
Price: 500, 750 euro
Average Score: 55% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Zoostorm 83-5200

Specifications

Zoostorm 83-5200Notebook: Zoostorm 83-5200
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.75kg
Price: 500 euro
Sold in: UK
Links: Zoostorm homepage

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

 

60% PC Nextday Zoostorm 83-5200
Source: Techradar English
Unlike some of the larger manufacturers, PC Nextday uses a generic chassis on its laptops in order to cut costs, allowing more money to be spent on components such as the processor and memory. As such, you'll find the Zoostorm 83-5200 offers a pretty fast processor, making it an ideal choice for busy corporate users needing to multi-task. Those looking for features or style won't like the Zoostorm 83-5200, but if you take a purely pragmatic approach to your computing, this fast and comfortable machine is worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Zoostorm 83-5300

Specifications

Zoostorm 83-5300Notebook: Zoostorm 83-5300
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 17.0 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 3.8kg
Price: 750 euro
Sold in: UK
Links: Zoostorm homepage

Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

50% PC Nextday Zoostorm 83-5300 review
Source: Techradar English

Can this Zoostorm's 17" screen make up for its lack of HDMI? PC Nextday uses generic designs to keep the costs down on its laptops, allowing more money to be spent on components. The Zoostorm 83-5300 is a 17-inch laptop, but doesn't quite offer all we were hoping for. The Zoostorm 83-5300 is a decent laptop and if you're seeking a large machine offering comfort and good everyday performance, it's worth a look. Don't expect it to replace your desktop PC, however, as 3D performance is limited, even by laptop standards.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 50%

 

Comment

Zoostorm:


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

NVIDIA GeForce G 105M: Higher clocked 9300M GS and therefore a bit faster. Still manufactured in 65nm. Supports Hybrid-SLI with HybridPower and GeForceBoost (in conjunction with the right Nvidia chipset).

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.

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


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.

T4200:

Entry 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. 

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.

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


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.

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.


2.75 kg:

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

3.8 kg:

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


55%: 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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Medion E7212
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Toshiba Satellite L555-S7916
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500, 3.2 kg
HP Compaq G71-340us
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4300, 3.2 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-09-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)