Zoostorm Fizzbook Series

Zoostorm Fizzbook BangProcessor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 8.9 inch
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 73.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Zoostorm Fizzbook Spin

Specifications

Zoostorm Fizzbook SpinNotebook: Zoostorm Fizzbook Spin
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 8.9 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Sold in: UK
Links: Zoostorm homepage
 Fizzbook (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Zoostorm Fizzbook Spin
Source: vnunet.com English

A few months ago we looked at the first Zoostorm Fizzbook, a mini-notebook designed for children. While it was the same size and contained the same components as similar computers from Acer and Asus, the Fizzbook was distinguished by its large carrying handle, boldly coloured case and sturdy design. Overall, the Fizzbook Spin is a great computer for kids, although given the price it may be a better choice for use by teachers than by pupils.


80, Preis 60
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60%
80% Zoostorm Fizzbook Spin review
Source: Techradar English
Zoostorm's Fizzbook range grew out of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative. The Fizzbook Go was the first machine, and its portability, usability and ruggedness impressed us. The Spin builds on the Go's strengths, while also including touchscreen usability, an Intel Atom N270 CPU, Wi-Fi and an SD card slot. While the Fizzbook Spin is designed for little people, it is big in its ambitions, and Zoostorm has created a usable educational tool which will enhance any child's classroom experience.
80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% mobility: 80%

 

Zoostorm Fizzbook Bang

Specifications

Zoostorm Fizzbook BangNotebook: Zoostorm Fizzbook Bang
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
Display: 8.9 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Sold in: UK
Links: Zoostorm homepage
 Fizzbook (Series)

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

 

60% PC Nextday Zoostorm Fizzbook Bang review
Source: Techradar English

Will this tough education netbook do it for the kids? After the success of the Fizzbook Go and Spin, PC Nextday has returned with a new Fizzbook netbook called the Bang (£299 inc. VAT). Like its predecessors, the Bang is designed with children in mind and proves itself a capable and suitable machine for six to 14-year-olds. Ever since the Zoostorm Fizzbook Go appeared on our radar, we've been impressed by the Fizzbook range – and the Bang continues to enhance this reputation. Apart from its weight, this netbook is perfect as a child's first machine and will no doubt enhance their educational experience, as well as help to make sure they grow up with a good knowledge of computing.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Comment

Zoostorm:


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

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.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip with shared memory on Mobile Intel 915GM chipset. It is the predecessor of Graphics Media Accelerator 950. The performance can be compared with the Mobile Radeon 9000 (with a 64 bit memory bus).

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


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).

N270:

Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.


8.9: This is a very small format, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.4 kg:


73.33%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Hercules E-Café 900-H60G/IAW
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Asus Eee PC 900A
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 900
Celeron M 353, 1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook P1510
Pentium M 753, 1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Acer Aspire One D260-23797
Atom Z540, 10.1", 1.4 kg
» Asus U43F
Core i5 450M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Acer eMachines E525-901G1Mi
Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Hi-Grade Notino R5500
Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.4", 3.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCW12S1E
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.2 kg
» Advent Roma 2000
Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Advent Verona
Celeron M 743, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Gammatech Durabook D14RM
Celeron M 743, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» Asus Eee PC 701 4G
Celeron M 630 MHz, 7.0", 1 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L40-139
Celeron M 520, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro L40
Celeron M 520, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Samsung X1
Pentium M 753, 14.1", 1.7 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y4
Pentium M 778, 14.1", 1.5 kg
» Acer TravelMate 3002WTCI
Pentium M 740, 12.1", 1.4 kg
» Dell Latitude 120L
Celeron M 380, 14.1", 3 kg
» Acer TravelMate 2423WXMi
Celeron M 370, 14.1", 2.4 kg
» Acer TravelMate 2424WXMi
Celeron M 380, 14.1", 2.4 kg
» Acer Extensa 3102WXMi
Pentium M 740, 14.1", 1.9 kg
» Samsung Q1P
Pentium M 723, 7.0", 0.8 kg
» Amoi T31
Celeron M 373, 10.6", 1.2 kg
» Acer TravelMate 2492WLMi
Celeron M 420, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Acer TravelMate 2492NWLMi
Celeron M 420, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Asus W6
Pentium M 760, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-BX196VP
Pentium M 740, 15.4", 3 kg
» Motion LS800
Pentium M 753, 8.4", 1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-09-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)