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Originally Posted by alastorExcellant review as always chaps, but in future would there be a possibility of a battery life 'benchmark'? Just using something like BatteryEater. You can run it in 'Classic' mode to find a minimum battery life using an OpenGL animation, and a maximum from 'Reader' mode which just scrolls through a text file.
I appreciate it would add even more time to the review process, but it's something that I like to see in a notebook review.
Originally Posted by N/Aso you're basically paying absured amounts for an samll desktop computer.
Originally Posted by hitman012You've hit the nail on the head but haven't seen it. The whole point of these systems is to have the power of a desktop in a compact form factor that's easy to transport and hassle-free. Rather than a large tower, a forest of cables and discrete peripherals, you can have the whole lot integrated into a sleek package that can be moved around your house, to university, to a friend's house for LANs, wherever.
Originally Posted by wolfeAnother Clevo notebook...
When is dell gonna catch up on gaming notebooks?
Originally Posted by N/AI've "seen" it.
But... uh, is anyone really buying one of these for that reason and that reason alone?
Tell me, how many of bit-tech readers are interested in buying let alone wanting this?
You said something about moving this beast around the house... to game? so, instead of gaming in your room, you game at the kitchen, then living room... and why? what difference is there? so you can game half heartedly while eating your dinner? or game while spending time watching TV? And honestly, I don't find moving a computer (I have mid tower) extremely hard or "cluttering" with wires...
Bottom line is this is impracticle. I'm not saying no one wants it, how many of us are interested in buying this... I mean, by reviewing that 19" beast and that Alienware system, everyone's already sick of these portable desktops... how do I know this? This article has been up for a day, yet there are only a few comments...
Originally Posted by Mosey
a) You can easily transport it to a friends house and have a Lan where you can both play the latest games. Its always a chew to lug everything around especially if you don't have a car.
b) Game on the move. You can take it on holidays, cafes, on the train. Wear a buisness suit and everyone will think that you look like you're looking at the latest stats on a excel sheet, but secretly you mashing up some n00bzor on BF2 etc.
c) You can show off to other gaming nerds that your laptop is better.
However, i do agree with you. A desktop suits me fine personally.
Originally Posted by N/AAnswers
A) how often is a person who's wealthy enough to buy this to go off to LAN parties regularly?... and regularly enough to consider hulling a mid tower cumbersome.
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