Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Kogan Agora
Source: Gadgets Now Archive.org version
The Moto G has a firm rival on its hands with the Kogan Agora 4G, which gives you plenty of bang for your buck, a solid build quality and a fairly stock installation of Android onboard, and it's bigger too. Kogan and BenQ have simply done a superb job with the Agora 4G - the only question is if it'll receive constant Android updates like the Moto range. If so, we have no problem recommending it as a decent budget blower.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Authority Archive.org version
Kogan is mostly famous for cheap, online-only AV products - notably televisions. Kogan's Agora is a crowdsourced netbook: it's produced in a factory in China to the specifications that Kogan's website visitors most wanted. Even so, it doesn't feel new or innovative. Having said all that, the one place where Kogan is leaps and bounds ahead of the competition is price. Given that netbooks started as a cheap alternative to laptops, only Kogan, out of the models here, really lives up to that ideal.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/09/2009
Rating: price: 80%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
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).
Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
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.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.
Kogan: Kogan Technologies is a local Australian manufacturer of displays and laptops without considerable market share outside of Australia.
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.