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