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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:


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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).

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:

The screen diagonal is used for small tablets.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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


1.4 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

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

Acer Aspire One D260-23797
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Atom Z540, 10.1", 1.4 kg
Sony Vaio VPCW12S1E
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Atom N270, 10.1", 1.2 kg

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Zoostorm Fizzbook Spin
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 8.9", 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-09-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)