Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Averatec N1200
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
When it comes to outward appearance, the Averatec N1200 beats most of its big-name competitors. We especially like the aluminum lid and 2.2-pound weight. However, with a system this portable (and with such good Wi-Fi range), battery life is paramount, and the two-cell battery’s endurance is simply atrocious. If you really like the look of the Averatec N1200, we suggest waiting for the $379 version, which will offer a larger hard drive and a six-cell battery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
With run-of-the mill specs and a competitive $349 price, the good-looking Averatec N1200 would seem to be a serious competitor among 2010’s netbook crop—at first glance. However, Averatec stumbled a bit on this model. This featherweight netbook has a professional look and a slim build, but it doesn’t perform as strongly as its competitors.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 71%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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).
Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Averatec: Averatec is a low-cost laptop computer manufacturer based in California. Founded in 1984 as Sotec, it promoted low-cost PCs manufactured in Taiwan. In the early 2000s the company renamed itself as Averatec. They have operations in North America, Europe, Taiwan and South Korea. Their systems are produced in China and Korea. Some laptops are rebranded from other companies. In 2008, Averatec became a label of TriGem, a Korean company. Averatec is a small international manufacturer with low global market share. Notebook models of Averatec rarely have been reviewed in the German- and English speaking countries.
60.5%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.