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Systemax Pursuit 4164


Systemax Pursuit 4164
Systemax Pursuit 4164
Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 2 x 1.7 GHz (Intel Core 2 Duo)
14.00 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel, glossy: yes
2.4 kg ( = 84.66 oz / 5.29 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
400 Euro
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Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Systemax Pursuit 4164

60% Systemax Pursuit 4164 14-inch Budget Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English version
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%


Intel 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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

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.


There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

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 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.


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