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Velocity Micro NoteMagix M17


Velocity Micro NoteMagix M17
Velocity Micro NoteMagix M17
Intel Core i5-520M 2 x 2.4 - 2.9 GHz, Arrandale
Graphics adapter
17.00 inch 16:10, 1680 x 1050 pixel, glossy: yes
3.2 kg ( = 112.88 oz / 7.05 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1300 Euro
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Average Score: 40% - bad
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Velocity Micro NoteMagix M17

40% Velocity Micro NoteMagix M17 Ultra 17-inch Desktop Replacemant Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English version
Velocity Micro's NoteMagix M17 Ultra is not one of the more affordable laptops on the market and this is its biggest problem. Because the company elects to ship it with less memory and hard drive space than the competition, the system just falls short of the competition in features. The company may offer some good levels of support and build quality but it just falls short of what consumers can find from its competitors.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 40%


NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M: The GPU has 96 shader cores but only a 128 bit memory bus that supports GDDR5 memory. With DDR3 memory, the GTS 250M performs clearly worse. Because of the 40nm process (and a selection process) the 250M offers a relatively low power consumption (the 260M needs 10W more).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This range for display formats was and is a rarity. It is larger than the general standard of 15 inches, but not yet in the range of large workstations. One usually has higher screen resolutions available, but portability suffers from that.

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

3.2 kg:

A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.

Velocity Micro: Velocity Micro was founded 1997 in USA and focusses on gaming computers for the American market.

40%: This rating is bad and very rare. There are only a few models that are rated so poorly. If the source is reputable, then a purchase is probably not advisable.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2010-08- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)