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We've seen several notebooks based on NVIDIA's GeForce Go 7800 GTX video card, and we think it's fairly safe to say that the GPU has been a success for the company. This is because the decision was made to design the G70 GPU with power consumption and heat being of utmost importance. This meant that it was possible for NVIDIA to transfer mobile versions of GeForce 7-series desktop parts into notebooks with relatively small lead times.


AMD's Athlon 64 X2 processors are not renowned for their good power consumption and heat output, meaning that they're not ideally suited for mobile use. However, Evesham has managed to cram AMD's fastest dual core behemoth, a GeForce Go 7800 GTX and a pair of 100GB hard drives running in RAID 0 in one of its Quest chassis'. This makes for an interesting combination, especially when the kind of hardware we're talking about is crammed into such a small space.


Much like the Rock Xtreme SL, we'd suggest that this machine is not your typical portable, weighing in at just under six kilograms. We tried using the machine on our lap, but found that the machine got a little too warm a little too quickly. If you haven't guessed it already, you're going to need a desk to use this puppy. In its carry bag with power brick, you're looking on the high side of eight kilos.

  • AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 dual core processor (2.6GHz, 2 x 1MB L2 cache);
  • 2 x 512MB DDR Memory running at 333MHz, 2.5-3-3-7-1T;
  • VIA K8T890 and VT8237 based motherboard;
  • 17" WXGA X-Bright widescreen display (1680x1050);
  • NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX 256MB;
  • 2 x 100GB Hitachi TravelStar 7200RPM SATA hard drives in RAID 0;
  • Sony 8x Dual Layer DVD-RW drive;
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, Microsoft Works 8, Roxio Easy Media Creator 7;
  • 3 year warranty - 1st & 2nd year in-home (parts & labour), 3rd year return-to-base (parts & labour);
    Price: £2522.98 including VAT

Read the rest of the review here.

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