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Tech Review: AVADirect Clevo 3D Gaming Laptop

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Posted August 12, 2010 - By Moye Ishimoto

AVADirect Clevo 3D Gaming Laptop Review »


3D gaming is on the go with the AVADirect Clevo laptop bundled with NVIDIA's 3D vision kit, a GTX 285M graphics card and 4 gigs of RAM. Kevin Pereira and Morgan Webb review the 3D gaming laptop that starts at $1,750.

Find the full review from Gadget Pron on Attack of the Show after the cut.

What You Need to Know

  • The laptop is about 1.5” thick
  • It’s kind of heavy at just over 7 lbs.
  • The keyboard is widely spaced, so you can get your fingers on the W,A,S and D keys with no problem
  • The spot where your wrist rests doesn't interfere with the touch-pad, or get unnecessarily hot
  • The touchpad is multi-touch and gesture-enabled, but it doesn't work as well as it should; you'll probably be using a gaming mouse anyway
  • Overall, it'll be easy to play for a long time on this machine
  • In addition to its high-end gaming components, it's ready to play games in 3D out of the box (you get the 120 Hz LCD and NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit)
  • The 3DMark Vantage benchmarks make this laptop the third fastest we've ever tested (it just barely scored lower than ASUS and Origin)
  • Of course, games look great, because gaming in 3D on this laptop has very little cross-talk (ghosting), and is just generally a better experience than watching a 3D TV
  • It's an all around solid PC with great performance, and we recommend it if you wanna buy a 3D gaming laptop

Configuration

  • CLEVO, W860CU 3D Core(tm) i7 Notebook Barebone, Intel® PM55, 15.6" HD TFT Glossy, DVD±RW SM, BT, FPR, PCIe x16 MXM-III Discrete Graphics
  • Intel® Core™ i7-820QM Quad-Core 1.733GHz, 2.5 GT/s QPI, 8MB L3 Cache, 45nm, 45W, OEM
  • NVIDIA, GeForce® GTX 285M 1GB GDDR3 Mobile Graphics Card for W860CU
  • KINGSTON, 4GB (2 x 2GB) PC3-10666 DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM SODIMM, CL9, 1.5V, Non-ECC
  • SEAGATE, 500GB Momentus® XT, 7200 RPM, 32MB cache, 4GB Hybrid SLC SSD, 2.5-Inch, SATA 3 Gb/s NCQ, OEM
  • CLEVO, Blu-Ray Burner and Super-Multi DVD±RW Optical Drive for Clevo W860CU
  • Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN Card, INTEL, Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 Wireless Card, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, 11/54/450 Mbps, Internal PCIe Half Mini Card
  • CLEVO, Internal Bluetooth for W860CU Notebooks (Included)
  • MODEM, 56K V90/92 Fax/Modem (Integrated)
  • NVIDIA, 3D Vision Stereoscopic Glasses
  • NOTEBOOK ACCESSORY, AC Adapter 100-240V (Included)
  • NOTEBOOK ACCESSORY, Built-in Fingerprint Reader (Included)
  • MICROSOFT, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition, OEM

Price

  • The starting price is $1,750 (though our setup was $2,450)


Overall Rating

Click here to order the gaming PC from the AVADirect website. Don't forget to enter "AOTS3D" in the discount field on the shopping cart form, and then update your order total for a $25 discount!

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