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Zepto Hydra A17


Zepto Hydra A17
Zepto Hydra A17
Graphics adapter
17.00 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel
4.1 kg ( = 144.62 oz / 9.04 pounds), Power Supply: 0 g ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1900 Euro



Average Score: 46% - bad
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 74%, features: 75%, display: - % mobility: 11%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 46%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Zepto Hydra A17

46% Test: Zepto Hydra A17
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 46% performance: 74% features: 75% mobility: 11% ergonomy: 46%


NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX:

Similar to the 8800M GTX, the 9800M GTX is based on the G92 chip but includes more unified shaders. The 9800M GTX was later succeeded by the 55nm GTX 260M.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» 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.


Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.

» 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.

4.1 kg:

A laptop in this weight range is a heavyweight that you rarely carry around. This is meant for desktops and the devices tend to score with a large display and high performance and replace desktop devices.

Zepto: Danish Zepto was established in 2002 with the purpose of supplying information  technology products for Mobile Electronics and Digital Home. Today Zepto is Europe’s largest local manufacturer of notebook PC’s (if you count the producing factories in Turkey to Europe) and is represented in 19 countries. Zepto is a small Danish laptop manufacturer with a low market share in Europe. Starting with 2007, some laptop reviews for Zepto notebooks have been published, especially in Central Europe.

46%: 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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Zepto Hydra A17
Zepto Hydra A17
Stefan Hinum, 2009-03- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)