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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).

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

» 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 display diagonal is quite small for 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.


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.

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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.3 kg
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.3 kg
Unimall Classmate PC
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.34 kg
PeeWee PC Pivot Tablet
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Gigabyte Touch Note T1028G
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N280, 10.1", 1.5 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad U1
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.7 kg
Gigabyte Touch Note T1028X
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N280, 10.1", 1.5 kg
Gigabyte T1028C
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N280, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Getac V100
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo U7600, 10.4", 2.2 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-05-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)