Zoostorm Fizzbook Spin

Specifications

Zoostorm Fizzbook SpinNotebook: Zoostorm Fizzbook Spin (Fizzbook Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 8.9 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Sold in: UK
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Zoostorm Fizzbook Spin

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%

Comment

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).

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

» 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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus Eee PC MK90
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Asus Disney Netpal
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Unimall Classmate PC
Atom N270, 1.34 kg
» PeeWee PC Pivot Tablet
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Acer Aspire One AOA110-Aw
Atom N270, 0.995 kg
» Gateway LT1004u
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens M1010
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Packard Bell dot
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad S9
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba NB100
Atom N270, 1.05 kg
» MSI Wind U90X
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Dell Inspiron Mini 9
Atom N270, 1.05 kg
» Gigabyte M912
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Asus Eee PC 904
Celeron M 353, 1.4 kg
» Asus Eee PC 901
Atom N270, 1.125 kg
» Acer Aspire One
Atom Z530, 1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook P1620
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P1610
Core Solo U1400, 1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Advent Quantum Q100
Celeron M 900, 14.0", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D260, GMA 950
Atom N450, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» HP Mini 311-1160LA
Atom N270, 11.6", 1.6 kg
» Gigabyte Touch Note T1028G
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP119KJ
Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.65 kg
» Wipro E.go WNB7XFD182
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-05-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)