79
Engadget
Score
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Model
14-inch

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.5 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
6 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Display

Screen surface
Glossy

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i3) (2377M)
Processor speed
1.5 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
yes (DVD, CD) (yes)

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
no

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
Array

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA (no)
RAID support
no

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no
WiDi
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
6 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour

Input

Keyboard
yes (Backlit)
Pointing device
Array

Connections

USB
3.0, 2.0 (2 port(s)) (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no

Audio

Audio inputs
Array
Audio outputs
Array
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
15.6-inch

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.8 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI, VGA
System RAM
6 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Display

Screen surface
Glossy

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (3317U)
Processor speed
1.8 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
yes (DVD, CD) (yes)

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
no

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
Array

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA (no)
RAID support
no

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no
WiDi
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
6 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour

Input

Keyboard
yes (Backlit)
Pointing device
Array

Connections

USB
3.0, 2.0 (2 port(s)) (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no

Audio

Audio inputs
Array
Audio outputs
Array
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
481PT

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.8 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
6 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Display

Screen surface
Glossy

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (3337U)
Processor speed
1.8 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
yes (DVD, CD) (yes)

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
no

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete (NVIDIA)
Video outputs
Array

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA (no)
RAID support
no

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no
WiDi
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
6 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour

Input

Keyboard
yes (Backlit)
Pointing device
Array

Connections

USB
3.0, 2.0 (2 port(s)) (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no

Audio

Audio inputs
Array
Audio outputs
Array
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
NX.M27ST.001

Key Specs

Model
583P-6423

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.6 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI, VGA
System RAM
6 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Display

Screen surface
Glossy

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (4200U)
Processor speed
1.6 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
yes (DVD, CD) (yes)

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
no

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
Array

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA (no)
RAID support
no

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no
WiDi
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
6 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to8 hour

Input

Keyboard
yes (Backlit)
Pointing device
Array

Connections

USB
3.0, 2.0 (1 port(s)) (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no

Audio

Audio inputs
Array
Audio outputs
Array
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
NX.M27ST.002

Key Specs

Model
NX.M3XSM.001

Key Specs