Cyberpower Zeus M3
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Cyberpower Zeus M3
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
The Zeus-M runs Windows 7 Home Premium, but you can opt for other flavors of Windows 7 (but not Windows 8) or no OS at all on CyberPower’s online configuration tool for the system. You can also choose to add an antivirus app when configuring the system. (None was not included on our test system.)
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Comp Reviews Archive.org version
The Cyberpower Zeus M3 is a surprising entry into the utlrabook market that isn't a first tier manufacturer. To compete, Cyberpower has included an insane amount of RAM and a larger than average solid state drive with good reliability to set themselves apart. This unfortunately is marred by a display that is certainly subpar thanks to some lackluster color and poor viewing angles.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
14 inch display size represents a middle ground between the small subnotebook formats and the screens of the standard 15 inch laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, provides good resolutions with usable detail sizes, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact.
In the past, 14-inch devices were very rare, but now they are the standard for laptops after the 15-inchers.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Cyberpower: CyberPower, Inc. is (as they assert theirselves) one of the nation-wide leading computer system manufacturers. As published in the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2003, they were the fastest growing private company in Los Angeles.
60%: 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.