Centrino Duo Whitebook: A Do-It-Yourself Laptop

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We will be putting our whitebook up against eleven other systems, from 17" high-end enthusiast screamers to 12.1" business tablets. Our test systems also run the gamut of platforms, including a Dell XPS that packs the same platform and processor as our whitebook. 

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ASUS Z96JS Whitebook
  • 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo T2600
  • Intel 945PM Chipset
  • 1 x 1GB DDR2 667MHz memory
  • 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
  • 8x DVD+/-RW with dual-layer support
  • 80GB 7200RPM Hard Drive (SATA/150)
  • 15.4" WXGA display (native 1280x800)
  • Intel Pro 3945 a/b/g WiFi card
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 6 cell Li-Ion battery
Alienware Aurora m9700
  • 2.4GHz AMD Turion64 ML-44
  • NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Chipset
  • 2 x 1GB DDR 400MHz memory
  • Dual 256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
  • 8x DVD+/-RW with dual-layer support
  • 2 x 100GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive (RAID)
  • 17" WUXGA display (native 1920x1200)
  • Realtek 802.11b/g WiFi card
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 12 cell Li-Ion battery
Dell XPS M1710 Formula Red
  • 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo T2600
  • Intel 945PM Chipset
  • 2 x 1GB DDR2 667MHz memory
  • 512MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
  • 8x DVD+/-RW slot-load with dual-layer support
  • 100GB Hitachi 7200RPM Hard Drive (ATA100)
  • 17" WUXGA display (native 1920x1200)
  • Intel Pro 3945 a/b/g WiFi card
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 9 cell Li-Ion battery
Alienware Area 51 m5500
  • 2.0GHz Intel Pentium M
  • Intel 915PM Chipset
  • 2 x 1GB DDR2 533MHz memory
  • 128MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
  • 8x DVD+/-RW slot-load with dual-layer support
  • 80GB Hitachi 7200RPM Hard Drive (ATA100)
  • 15.4" WSXGA+ display (native 1680x1050)
  • Intel Pro 2915 a/b/g WiFi card
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 6 cell Li-Ion battery
ASUS W2V
  • 2.13GHz Intel Pentium M 770
  • Intel 915PM Chipset
  • 2 x 512MB DDR2 533MHz memory
  • 128MB ATI Mobility Radeon X700
  • 8x DVD+/-RW slot-load with dual-layer support
  • 100GB Fujitsu 4200RPM Hard Drive (ATA100)
  • 17.0" WSXGA display (native 1680x1050)
  • Intel Pro 2915 a/b/g WiFi card
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 8 cell Li-Ion battery

HP/Compaq TC4200 Tablet

  • 1.86GHz Intel Pentium M 750
  • Intel 915GM
  • 1 x 512MB Samsung DDR2 PC3200 memory
  • 8x DVD-ROM/24xCD-RW combo (external)
  • 60GB Hitachi 5400RPM Hard Drive (ATA100)
  • 12.1" XGA display (native 1024 x 768)
  • Intel 2200BG 802.11 b/g WiFi card
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 6 cell Li-Ion battery
Dell XPS Gen 2
  • 2.13GHz Intel Pentium M 770
  • Intel 915PM Chipset
  • 2 x 512MB Hynix DDR2 533MHz memory
  • 256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
  • 8x DVD+/-RW
  • 100GB Fujitsu 5400RPM Hard Drive (ATA100)
  • 17" WUXGA display (native 1920x1200)
  • Intel 2915 a/b/g WiFi card
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 9 cell Li-Ion battery
Dell Inspiron 6000
  • 1.86GHz Intel Pentium M 750
  • Intel 915PM Chipset
  • 2 x 512MB Micron DDR2 400MHz memory
  • 128MB ATI Mobility Radeon X300
  • 8x DVD+/-RW
  • 60GB Fujitsu 5400RPM Hard Drive (ATA100)
  • 15.4" WXGA display (native 1280x800)
  • Dell 1450 a/b/g WiFi card
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 9 cell Li-Ion battery

Compaq V4000

  • 2.0GHz Intel Pentium M 760
  • Intel 915GM Chipset
  • 2 x 512MB Hynix DDR 333MHz memory
  • 8x DVD+/-RW
  • 80GB Toshiba 4200RPM Hard Drive (ATA100)
  • 15.4" WXGA display (native 1280x800)
  • Intel 2200 b/g WiFi card
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 6 cell Li-Ion battery

IBM R52

  • 1.73GHz Intel Pentium M 740
  • Intel 915GM Chipset
  • 1 x 512MB Micron DDR2 533MHz memory
  • 8xDVD/24xCD-RW Combo Drive
  • 40GB Hitachi 5400RPM Hard Drive (ATA100)
  • 14.1" XGA display (native 1024x768)
  • Intel 2200 b/g WiFi card
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 6 cell Li-Ion battery
IBM T43
  • 1.86GHz Intel Pentium M 760
  • Intel 915PM Chipset
  • 1 x 512MB Samsung DDR2 533MHz memory
  • 64MB ATI Mobility Radeon X300
  • 2x DVD+/-RW
  • 60GB Hitachi 7200RPM Hard Drive (ATA100)
  • 14.1" SXGA display (native 1400x1050)
  • Intel 2915 a/b/g WiFi card
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 6 cell Li-Ion battery
Sony VAIO VGN-SZ150P/C
  • 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo T2400
  • Intel 945PM Chipset
  • 1 x 1GB DDR2 533MHz memory
  • 128MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
  • 2.4x DVD+R
  • 80GB 5400RPM Hard Drive (SATA/150)
  • 13.3" WXGA display (native 1280x800)
  • Intel Pro 3945 a/b/g WiFi card
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • 6 cell Li-Ion battery

Our wide variety of test systems should give us a good idea of where our Whitebook stands. With three gaming laptops in the mix, we don't expect our Whitebook to do that well in the gaming tests, but it should be on equal footing with the best of the lot in the Business and Content Creation benchmarks.

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