Anandtech tests six $600 notebooks
Home | Reviews and Features | Special Reports | Forums |

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Anandtech tests six $600 notebooks

Threaded View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Vancouver, B.C., Canada

    Anandtech tests six $600 notebooks

    Test is here:

    They had to buy them. The manufacturers make so little on these bottom end models they were reluctant to promote them by supplying review units.
    They tested 3 Compaqs, including near identical models with Celeron M and Sempron, and a Dell and a Gateway. Alas no Acer.
    Perhaps the most surprising result was the lack of any advantage in battery life for the Sempron with PowerNow against the Celeron M which lacks Speedstepping. It could be partly lower overall cpu power consumption and partly lower power consumption from the chipset. Which is why I'd like to see an Acer tested and see how much worse the SiS chipset is than the Intel. Acer's bottom end models use SiS chipset for both Cel M and Sempron. But they all seem to include wireless, unlike the Dell and Gateway tested.
    Overall it's a very thorough test, as usual from Anandtech.

    And that's five notebooks, but it will be six when Anandtech does a promised followup with the newly released low end model from Dell.
    Last edited by DanceMan; November 29th, 2005 at 08:06 PM.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts