AVERATEC COLOR 3700 MSI WIRELESS LAN DRIVER
To give some numerical comparison to other notebooks, I ran the Super Pi Benchmark. It might be wise to use the included LCD sleeve to protect the screen when transporting this notebook. This really shows that for most common tasks like office work, web browsing, and DVD viewing, modern processors are far more than fast enough. Do buyers really only look at the thickness spec when searching for a small notebook? Battery fits flush instead of jutting out. There seems to be a very small gap between the LCD and keyboard when closed, which worries me somewhat.
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It has a simple compact design, with nothing sticking out, a flush-fitting battery, and slightly rounded corners. The only key that is too small is the right shift key. There is some flex when you mash the keys, which is something I only notice if I purposefully mash the keys.
Averatec Series Notebook Review (pics, specs)
Build quality is the usual fairly sturdy with a bit of flex here and there. It might be wise to use the included LCD sleeve to protect the screen when transporting this notebook. The LCD just closes and stays closed wireess you pull it open. Averatec front side view view larger image Averatec left side view view larger image Averatec right side view view larger image Averatec underside view larger image Screen: The keyboard sounds like a desktop keyboard.
I am extremely pleased with this notebook.
Viewing angle characteristics are the usual, with a better horizontal than vertical viewing angle. It is surprisingly cool and quiet under most conditions, and battery life, while not excellent, is very good.
Averatec 3700 Series Notebook Review (pics, specs)
As with most notebooks, and especially small ones, heat and noise is proportional to how hard you use the notebook, i. Time to calculate Pi to 2 million digits: At this price, a spare battery could double the battery life and still keep the price below the competition. But because they sound good even though they point directly down from the rear of the notebook! Some may like this. The left side also began to heat up just slightly.
DVDs are always fairly taxing for a system. However, when it switches speeds, it revs up to full speed for a second, which is a bit annoying. I would have preferred that the arrow keys be compacted into one row to allow for a full sized right shift, like on Apple wirekess. If I am really careful I can squeeze a full 4 hours of battery life out, with LCD brightness at low and doing only simple tasks. It gets commendably bright, and has good contrast and even backlighting.
The has a fairly large vent and an intelligent fan for keeping the CPU cool. There seems to be a very small gap lwn the LCD and keyboard when closed, which worries me somewhat.
It has a full feature set at a great price, and it looks outstanding. Also, there is no latch.
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As mentioned before, the seems plenty quick and snappy for a variety of tasks, especially for a compact notebook. The fan cycled onto low speed periodically. Perhaps a little better than most small notebooks. The 3 USB 2. Included sleeve wise to use.
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For low load work like typing and web-browsing, the notebook stayed very cool except a little warmth on the right side of the palm rest.
The speakers definitely impressed me.
The bottom was warmer than the top palm rest area. One little thing that is especially notable to me is that the battery slides in easy, and fits flush.