Internals and Hardware

Underneath view

Battery Compartment Bay

 

A gratuitous warranty sticker prevents the end user from opening up the internals without breaking it.

 

Internal Layout. We see heatpipe coolers covering the GPU and CPU with a single blower fan to exhaust the heat

 

2 x WD Scorpio Black 750GB – one of the best mechanical 2.5-inch drives around

 

Bog standard Elixir 4GB DDR3-1333 9-9-9-24 modules – Should have used higher frequency/low latency modules

 

CPU Cache and Memory Numbers – quite comparable to the desktop Sandy Bridge processors, which is a good thing

 

GPU specs – this is akin to a entry level desktop GTS450, which already foreshadows how the GPU heavy benchmarks will turn out in the next page

 

Audio is handled by a Realtek ALC892 (7.1+2 Channel, 95dB SNR) – better than most laptop designs

 

A Intel Wireless N adapter is used for wireless – 1X1, single-band (2.4 GHz) 150Mbps , 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth* adapter 

 

LAN connectivity is from a RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC

 

RAID-0 Array Configuration

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