OCZ Technology Neutrino Netbook Review - HotHardware

OCZ Technology Neutrino Netbook Review

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OCZ Technology's Neutrino is an interesting beast from a design standpoint. On one hand, the all-black motif is classy and should serve folks well when not trying to draw attention. On the other, the glossy black lid turns ugly after a few minutes of fingerprint planting, and we can't help but feel a touch bored by the overall styling. One thing is for sure: the Neutrino's design is best described as "plain and toned down." Whether or not that's a perk or a negative is totally subjective, but we would've appreciated a bit more color to spice things up.


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As for build quality, the Neutrino is perfectly satisfactory. The machine is solid, rigid and sturdy for the most part. The plastic lid (on the LCD) could stand to be reinforced a bit more, but the bottom casing is certainly rugged enough to handle most excursions.

    

    

    
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Yet again, "plain" pops to mind when surveying the sides and port assortment. The front panel includes a five pack of status LEDs along with 3.5mm audio in / out ports. The right side includes a gaping hole for a multi-format card reader (not included), a single USB 2.0 port, an RJ-45 Ethernet jack and an AC power input.


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Around back, there's a Kensington lock slot on the far left and a VGA output on the far right. Spinning around to the left side, you'll find a single USB 2.0 port, a ventilation port and an ExpressCard slot. With all the extra space, we can't help but yearn for a few more USB sockets and an HDMI out (along with a more robust GPU).

    
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