Digital Storm Krypton 17 inch
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Digital Storm Krypton 17 inch
There are several gaming PC brands that will sell you a version of the same laptop, each providing a few custom touches, but essentially offering the same product. On the plus side, performance is top-of-the-line in both the Digital Storm and Origin PC versions of this particular system we tested. On the negative side, it's just plain ugly, with minimal battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 60%
Source: Wired Magazine
But for now, this is a solid—if largely nondescript—choice for a high-test gaming rig. The screen isn’t as bright or as crisp as it could be, the audio (while plenty loud) is nothing special, and the largely plastic chassis won’t inspire visions of ruggedness. The fan is droning but not as loud as other machines in this category, and at “just” 8.7 pounds, it’s actually lighter than many a gaming laptop out there. It also mustered over 2 ¼ hours of battery life (testing with DVD playback), which is also above average for this category. The keyboard won’t inspire any novellas, but the soft-touch plastic on the palm rest is a nice touch.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
It may not have ice breath or heat vision, but the Digital Storm Krypton still has some formidable powers. For $2,251, gamers get a laptop that can handle the rigors of a 64-man death match in "Call of Duty" without breaking a sweat. However, we expect better viewing angles and sound for a notebook at this price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Comp Reviews
For those looking at a high performance gaming laptop, Digital Storm is a big name and its Krypton laptop can deliver on the performance front just fine, especially if you are willing to pay for the upgrades. It even offers a good amount of style with its lighting options. The system is flawed though by a less than stellar display that does not stand up well against other 17-inch gaming laptops and below average battery life in a category known for short running times.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
The Digital Storm Krypton 17 inch is a laptop geared at gamers. With a size of 16.3” by 11.26” by 1.81”, it weighs only 8.6 pounds making it one of the lightest gaming laptops available in the market. The 17.3” display is also something to reckon. The 1920 by 1080 pixel dimensions provide clear HD resolution with vivid colors, sharp contrast and bright hues. However, the viewing angle is a little under-par.
The Digital Storm comes with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M GPU with 8 GB VRAM. Every gamer will know that this graphic card means business. For those concerned with its power consumption, the laptop has a built in function to switch to its Intel HD Graphics 4600 GPU, when high graphical requirements are not required. With a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-4810MQ processor and 16 GB RAM, the system can easily be used for multitasking. This ensures smooth gaming all the way.
Unfortunately, there is one drawback of concern with the Digital Storm Krypton, and that is the battery life. The battery can only last roughly 3 hours on just web surfing, probably due to its high screen quality. All in all, the Digital Storm Krypton 17 inch laptop is certainly a monster laptop for gaming. However, with a major drawback of such a short battery life, it really depends on the individual purchasing it if he or she can overlook that disadvantage.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M: Upcoming high-end graphics card for laptops and part of the 700M series.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
4700MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
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.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Digital Storm: American hardware shop, founded 2002, which sells an own laptop brand.
72.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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