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Cyber System QX18


Cyber System QX18
Cyber System QX18
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI - 1024 MB VRAM, Core: 583 MHz, Memory: 950 MHz, GDDR3 VRAM,
4 GB 
, DDR3 PC3-8500F, 2x2048MB, max. 8GB
18.40 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, Full HD, Samsung 184HT03-001, glossy: yes
Nvidia MCP79MX (9400M G)
2x WDC Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT-00F3T0 (RAID 0), 320 GB 
, 7200 rpm, Nvidia nForce RAID, max 3 HDDs
HD Audio
1 Express Card 54mm, 4 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 DVI, 1 HDMI, V.92 Modem, 1 Infrared, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: Headphones, Micro, Line-In, digital Line-out, Card Reader: 5-in-1, TV Card: DiBcom DIB7700 based, BisonCam NB Pro Webcam
NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5300 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 2.0
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 30 x 440 x 430 ( = 1.18 x 17.32 x 16.93 in)
69 Wh Lithium-Ion, 14.8V 4650mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Bit
Additional features
24 Months Warranty
5.35 kg ( = 188.72 oz / 11.79 pounds), Power Supply: 1.38 kg ( = 48.68 oz / 3.04 pounds)
3196 Euro
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Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 91%, features: 70%, display: 70% mobility: 35%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 64%, emissions: 65%

Reviews for the Cyber System QX18

81% Review Clevo M980NU Notebook | Notebookcheck
Graphics monster. After some delays the Clevo M98NU barebone has now finally made it onto the German market. With two GeForce GTX 280M graphics cards, support for the fastest current mobile processors from Intel, three 2.5" hard drives and an 18.4" Full HD display, it offers all superlatives in the laptop segment. Whether the overall package turns out to be consistent, find out in our review of the Clevo M98NU gaming laptop.
81% Cyber-System QX18 (Clevo M980NU)
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 96% display: 80% mobility: 42% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 71% emissions: 65%
90% Cyber System QX18
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 20% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%



Two GeForce GTX 280M graphics cards in SLI combination. The performance is about 0-40% faster than a single GTX 280M, depending on the application. Due to the SLI setup, users may experience micro stuttering, especially in the 30fps range.

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 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

T9900: Fastest (in 2009) Core 2 Duo Dual Core CPU and similar to the Core 2 Extreme X9100 (withouth the free multiplicator, but instead less TDP and cheaper). Very well suited for games and demanding applications. » 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:

In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.

84%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)