Clevo M980NU


Clevo M980NU
Clevo M980NU
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M - 1024 MB, Core: 583 MHz, Memory: 950 MHz, GDDR3 VRAM,
2048 MB 
, DDR3 PC3-8500F, 2x1024MB, max. 8GB
18.4 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, Full HD TFT, glossy: yes
Nvidia MCP79MX (9400M G)
320 GB - 5400 rpm, 320 GB 
, 5400 rpm, WDC WD32 00BEVT-22ZCT
HD Audio
1 Express Card 54mm, 4 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 DVI, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata
NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s)
Optical drive
69 Wh Lithium-Ion, 14.8V 4650mAh
Additional features

5.35 kg ( = 188.72 oz / 11.79 pounds), Power Supply: 0 g ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Clevo M980NU

AVADirect Clevo M980NU
Source: Computer Shopper English
Custom computer builder AVADirect touts its Clevo M980NU as the world’s most powerful gaming notebook, and for the most part, this pricey 18-inch desktop replacement lives up to the hype. (At the time of this review, it cost $4,468 in our test configuration.) Sporting a quad-core processor and an SLI-enabled graphics engine, the M980NU smoked the competition, including the similarly priced Alienware M17x, on nearly every benchmark test we threw at it. A gaming rig fueled by a quad-core CPU and powerful SLI graphics, the Clevo M980NU outpaced the field-leading Alienware M17x on most of our benchmark tests, but it came up short in terms of DirectX 10 performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2009
performance: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Hands-On Clevo M980NU Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M:

The GeForce GTX 280M is based on the G92b chip with all 128 pipelines and, as a result, shares more similarities to the desktop 9800 GTX+ than the desktop GTX 280. Regardless, the high clock rate makes the GTX 280M considerably faster than the 9800M GTX.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core 2 Extreme: The fastest Core 2 Duo variants of Intel are called Core 2 Extreme. Technically, these processors are based on a Merom/Penryn (X9000) core like all other Core 2 Duo  processors,  too.

The X9100 is the fastest dual-core of the Core 2 series and thanks to a free multiplicator can be overclocked easily. Later the expensive X9100 was substituted by the cheaper and more power saving T9900 (with a fixed multiplicator).

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

This is a very large display size for laptops on a desk without mobile use.

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

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

Clevo: Founded in 1983, CLEVO is an important Taiwanese notebook computer manufacturer for distributors and OEM/ODM partners (barebone production). Service centers exist in  in USA, Germany, Britain, China, and Taiwan. Clevo laptops are rarely sold directly to consumers. Therefore scarcely any reviews for Clevo laptops exist as these are branded with other names.
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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GeForce GTX 280M, Core 2 Duo P8700
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GeForce GTX 280M, Core 2 Duo T9900

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GeForce GTX 280M, Core 2 Duo T9600, 17", 3.7 kg
Falcon Northwest Fragbook DRX
GeForce GTX 280M, Core i7 (Desktop) 920, 17", 5.5 kg
AVADirect Clevo D900F Core i7
GeForce GTX 280M, Core i7 (Desktop) 920, 17", 5.5 kg
Kobalt Computers Mojave
GeForce GTX 280M, Core 2 Duo P8400, 17", 3.95 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Clevo N850
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Clevo P775DM3-G
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), Core i7 (Desktop) 6700K, 17.3", 3.9 kg
Clevo P375Sm
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4910MQ, 17.3", 4.3 kg
Clevo W880CU
GeForce GTX 480M, Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 3.9 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Clevo W550EU
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3635QM, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Clevo P150HM
GeForce GTX 560M, Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Clevo B5130M
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Stefan Hinum, 2009-03-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)