AVADirect Clevo 3D Gaming Laptop Review

Posted: August 11, 2010
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.

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


  • 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


  • 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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Comments are Closed

  • beast-man

    this is awesome but it would take me a while to get used to the controls

    Posted: August 13, 2010 2:13 PM
  • GriffinDork

    Re: RST79,

    The Clevo can be configured with 8GB of DDR3 for around $1950.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Posted: August 12, 2010 7:27 AM
  • RST79

    It would be nice to know what the dif between the base price and the one they are reviewing is. I'm hearing 4G of RAM on the one they review, whereas the ASUS ROG is 8G DDR3 at around $1700.

    Posted: August 12, 2010 4:44 AM
  • Wrathofsauron

    ugh. the laptop im looking to buy is 398$..... and my dad barely wants to do THAT.

    Posted: August 11, 2010 9:52 PM
  • longshotk1

    woa, promo code free shipping !


    Posted: August 11, 2010 9:28 PM
  • thISmurderous

    gotta see if the MEXICAN cartel is hiring right now if I was to buy thIS laptop

    Posted: August 11, 2010 6:26 PM