Systemax Pursuit 4164
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Systemax's Pursuit 4164 is certainly an affordable laptop with a price tag just below $600. They are able to achieve such a price because this is an older systems design that has some advantages and disadvantages. While the system does feature an ExpressCard slot and FireWire port unlike many new budget laptops, the system is stuck using older integrated graphics not rated for HD video streams and an older Wi-Fi adapter. If these aren't really issues though, it does make for a decent and slightly smaller than average budget laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
CommentIntel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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.
T5450: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
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.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Systemax: Systemax, Inc. is an American computer hardware company based in USA which assembles, supports and markets a wide range of personal computers, notebook computers, computer related and industrial products in North America and Europe. The global market share according laptops is low and mainly concentrated to the US-market.
60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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