Rock Xtreme X790-I7-920
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Rock Xtreme X790-I7-920
The most powerful laptop we've seen, but it is not without limitations. UK-based Rock is well known for its high-performance gaming laptops and offers the latest components housed within generic chassis designs. The Xtreme 790 brings Intel's Core i7 technology to the range and provides truly stunning levels of quad-core power. Overall, the Xtreme 790 is a mixed bag. While performance is outstanding and is backed by strong usability and features, the lack of SLI-graphics is an odd omission considering the machine's size and price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
It’s big; it’s powerful; it’s ugly. Having a full-cream Core i7-920 nestled inside its bulk means the Rock Xtreme 790 can nom through CPU intensive applications quicker than Baz can munch cheesecake. And, rest assured, that’s some seriously fast eating. This is the fastest laptop we've seen to date, a fact that will have many reaching for their credit cards irrespective of the rest of the conclusion. However, for £500 less you could bag yourself a Kobalt G860.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 90% features: 60%
Source: Reg Hardware
The battery life is clearly a disadvantage, but then a 17in laptop like this would never be carried around coffee shops like a lightweight netbook. It’s very much a desktop replacement machine - literally, since it contains a desktop CPU - that can be carried from one location to another. The price might seem extravagant, but isn’t actually that bad compared to high-end laptops, and the sheer power and performance that it offers will ensure that it earns its keep – particularly for graphics- intensive tasks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2009
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.
920: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Rock: Rock is a British laptop manufacturer and focusses the UK market.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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