The AVADirect Direct Quick Ship Clevo gaming laptop is an 11" ultra portable laptop with an Intel quad-core i7 processor, NVIDIA GT 650 GPU and 15 GB of RAM--but is this enough to make your gaming experience as awesome as possible? Matt Mira and Mo Mandel take a look for Gadget Pr0n.
What You Need To Know
This is AVADirect's ultra portable gaming laptop.
The screen measures 11.6" and overall, the laptop is pretty thick for an ultra portable.
It's no MacBook Air but the laptop packs a lot of tech for its price.
On the right side are 2 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI out and GB Ethernet.
On the left side, you get another USB, perfect for an external mouse for gaming.
The keyboard felt really small for my hands but we did like the trackpad.
The 11" screen isn't terrible for playing games but the size was definitely usable.
There is a noticeable screen matrix when you're looking at a white web page.
The screen is good for its price, which is a theme for this laptop: value.
Using an external monitor and having this replace your desktop is not out of the question, though.
The power is truly the highlight of this machine.
The configuration we tested has a quad-core Intel i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM and a 2 GB NVIDIA GPU, which is a ton of power for a laptop that costs $1,400.
We played Modern Warfare 3 at max settings and this thing didn't flinch.
These specs will probably handle the most graphic intensive games for years to come.
It did get really hot during gaming though, so you're not going to want this on your lap.
One thing that really helped with the load times is the hybrid hard drive.
There's 750 GB drive that also has 8GB of solid state memory that caches the OS and frequently used programs.
The average battery life is about four hours but if you're going to game, you're going to want to be plugged in because you'll only get about 2 hours of battery life.
Starts at $820 but our configuration came in at $1,380.