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Kamis, 28 Juli 2011

Everex StepNote NC1500 Review

Everex StepNote NC1500 ReviewEverex StepNote NC1500 Review

the Everex StepNote NC1500 is surprisingly giant. it has a 15.4-inch wide-screen show and measures 14.2 inches wide, 10.8 inches deep, and 1.4 inches thick. It weighs 5.6 pounds; add the AC adapter, which rises to six.2 pounds. that is alittle too bulky for carrying around on a commonplace, though it is nice and thin. It's obviously a budget notebook, however it does not look low-cost or feel poorly manufactured. while we wouldn't risk knocking it around too much, the construction and hinges feel solid.

Connections and features are sparse, as you'd expect from a $500 laptop. you will find headphone and mic jacks, three USB a pair of.0 ports, Ethernet and modem jacks, and a VGA output. Networking comes from a typical built-in 802.11a/b/g connection. On the keyboard tray, there's solely a power button, a slightly cramped keyboard, and a typical two-button bit pad, with immeasurable wrist-rest room.

The included 512MB of RAM wasn't a surprise, however it had been nice to seek out a DVD burner and a decent-size 60GB onerous drive, albeit of the slower four,200rpm selection. though these specs are certainly not out of line for a system during this value range, this can be a fixed-configuration system, and these are the specs you are stuck with, so check that it's enough for your needs. The 15.4-inch wide-screen show is giant for a budget laptop and contains a standard 1,280x800 resolution. It's fine for DVD movie watching and internet surfing and is one of the few parts that does not scream "budget."

The secret to the StepNote NC1500's low value and energy potency is that the 1.5GHz Via C7-M processor. The system was able to perform basic office and internet surfing tasks with hardly any noticeable stuttering, however when you compare it to alternative laptops with low-end processors, it faired poorly. In CNET Labs' Multimedia, Photoshop CS2 and iTunes encoding tests, the StepNote was an overseas last place when measured against the HP Compaq Presario V5000T (with a 1.46GHz Celeron M), the Averatec 3360 (1.6GHz Intel Pentium M), and the Toshiba Satellite M115-S1061 (1.6GHz Celeron M).