Featured Articles

LG G Watch R ships in two weeks

LG G Watch R ships in two weeks

The LG G Watch R, the first Android Wear watch with a truly round face, is coming soon and judging by…

More...
LG unveils NUCLUN big.LITTLE SoC

LG unveils NUCLUN big.LITTLE SoC

LG has officially announced its first smartphone SoC, the NUCLUN, formerly known as the Odin.

More...
Microsoft moves 2.4 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft moves 2.4 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft has announced that it move 2.4 million consoles in fiscal year 2015 Q1. The announcement came with the latest financial…

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 24 September 2009 13:28

Calpella based Asus M60J tested

Written by Fudzilla staff

Image

Mixed emotions


Asus is
one of the first vendors to launch Core i7 Mobile notebooks, and the notebookjournal.de lost no time putting an early sample of the M60J through its paces. In case you follow notebookjournal.de, you're probably aware that the guys are pretty damn serious and thorough when it comes to testing stuff, and the M60J was no exception.

The 16-inch M60J is based around Intel's PM55 chipset and powered by a Core i7 820QM processor clocked at 1.73GHz. It packs 4GB of memory and Geforce GT 240M graphics with 1GB of memory. As you would expect, performance is top notch, but it's still relatively close to the old Q9300 in certain scenarios. Some tests make good use of Intel's new Turbo Boost feature, but others simply don't.

There are some drawbacks too. The immense 45W TDP and high power consumption, 81W in the test, mean that the M60J runs out of juice after 91 minutes under load, which is a full 5 minutes short of Colonel Gaddafi's speech at the UN last night. So, if you're a rambling dictator bent on abusing UN delegates, you should probably store your notes on a CULV-book.

In general, the review is rather positive, with battery life being the only major complaint, and with prices expected to start just over €1000 for 720QM-based versions, the new platform should do quite well.

More here. (German)
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments