We tested the Compal HL90, which took our breath away with its performance. Although I have a few negatives, forget about the display with a resolution of 1,680 x 1,050 and expand the equipment.
First of all, we have to praise the form of laptop sales, it is a fully configurable machine with maximum freedom of choice. You can choose from 12 processors, 20 disks, a memory module clocked at 800 MHz and several operating systems. Unlike most manufacturers, there is an option without an OS, and in the menu we were particularly interested in Windows XP, which you can see today with only a few laptop manufacturers.
In the maximum cut configuration with Windows XP, we then reached the top of 22,000 K, including the tested model with the Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 320 GB disk with 7,200 rpm at a rate of 30,500 K. You could learn on the processor, with the new series the differences are not very significant (the T8xxx series or the P8xxx series can be recommended), on the contrary, the Seagate hard drive for 2,500 K cannot be replaced for anything better.
What a laptop looks like
This is one of the cheapest notebooks, so do not expect eyesight in terms of design and quality of workmanship. Although Compal notebooks are known for their solid workmanship, so even in this case, you don’t have to be soft in construction or a bad length.
The fingerprints on the display surface have a summer surface, so fingerprints and small scabies can be seen on it. Around the keyboard we find plastics resembling the surface, their great advantage is the known resistance to cutting. The design can otherwise be assessed as insidious, not interesting, but not insulting. Compared to other laptops from the VBI program, it is a step forward.
Probably a slight bend in the straight twist, but this phenomenon is comparable to a number of expensive competitors from “branded brands.” Due to the summer surface of the lid, you will be able to afford a degree of inertia with you than with the popular Compal FL90.
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A number of interfaces are also available for nron use between games. The notebook has three USB ports, VGA, S-Video Out and HDMI connectors for display on an external monitor, ExpressCard / 54 and a 4-in-1 multimedia card stream. Connectivity is based on a gigabit Ethernet and analog modem, in the configurator you can also choose bluetooth (370 K) and a wi-fi card (for example 802.11a / b / g / Draft-n for 590 K). Do not be confused on the bottom left of the photo with a gold connector resembling the input for an external antenna, laptops sold with us are not equipped with this connector.
But the longest of the equipment is the NVIDIA GF 9600M GT 512MB graphics card, which provides the notebook with above-average performance. Its core is made of 65nm technology and the requirements are taken care of by 32 unified stream processors. In 3DMark05, the report was won 8 142 bod, in the new 3DMark06 then 4 409. Compared to laptops from the Big Test, this is one of the most powerful cards that can currently be purchased from us.
Performance known depending on the given configuration, in which the compal managed to get in the benchmark PCMark05 excellent 6 192 that. Compared to laptops from the changed test, it is 20% nrst, which will definitely be useful in games. We did not have such a powerful configuration in the test, the very fast hard drive was signed under the great score. He achieved an average speed in the HD Tach program at the excellent ones 73,4 MB / s and in time he also led in access to data – he was 15.6 ms. The kind of graph with competitor results shows the data throughput of the memory it made 2483 MB / s, it is therefore an average result.
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Display currently one of the best in the VBI offer. You will have to get used to the resolution of 1,680 x 1,050 for a while, it is only very fine for the 15.4 ″ valve. But when you look at any standard 1,280 x 800 panel, you will just smile, as someone withstand me with such a clumsy laptop. The display in the compal otherwise belongs with its image qualities to a good diameter, it is also available in colors due to the glossy surface and strong backlight. The viewing angles are good, the view will be limited only by reflections. If you want to learn, take a look at the Compal HL90 with a 1,440 x 900 display – it’s two thousand cheaper and it’s a 15.4 ″ resolution.
Zahvn Pat to the big problem of this model. The powerful components heated more than it was healthy, and especially at the edges, the open surfaces became unpleasantly heated. At the edges, we therefore recommend an external keyboard and a washer cooler. To reduce noise and heat, we would recommend choosing a P-series processor in the configurator, which can be TDP (Thermal Design Power) reduced by 10 W compared to the T-series.
Hlunost Thanks to the replacement of the heat, the noise reaches even during normal work, you will know about the laptop in short. The injection is switched off only very rarely and until the beginning it runs at a fast speed in the view. We therefore recommend adhering to the change of measures.
Keyboard Our breath was not enthusiastic, we noticed a bend, especially in the left, so you can blame the dark, rumbling sound when pressed. The main bird bag leads to the unusual location of the key Del, the single-key Enter and the exchange of the keys Ctrl and Fn. He did not sweat the same touchpad, even with long talk he was not able to activate the scrolling function on the page.
Vdr there is also a dog very good in the sun, for which we can support the battery with your capacity. This standard 80 Wh and notebook could work in about three hours, with disputes over 3 hours and 30 minutes. In the standard editorial test, when we let the laptop play music in Windows Media Player with visualization turned on and the display was maximally flickered, we 2 hours and 35 minutes. Warning – the compal hls battery status is only in percent, the remaining time in minutes does not work.
Food there is a very nice experience on a laptop. Do not expect maximum resolution, the graphics card will not be strong enough for such a setting. Crysis or COD 4 at a resolution of 1,024 x 800 bag b completely smoothly, in COD 4 we achieved 53.8 frames per second. Even from this reason, the resolution of 1,440 x 900 is sufficient, and 1,680 x 1,050 is suitable for office work with more windows open. We recommend buying an external microphone for the edge of the room, built-in (stereo) with a good reception.
A laptop with a great price / performance ratio, you just won’t find anything like that in the competition. Due to the prices, we can easily forgive him for some shortcomings. This problem is excessive clutter, which does not return to the notebook itself, and noise, which will interfere with normal work.
In combination with the display about them, the choice of the disputed processor and only 3 GB of operating memory, we got 25,000 K in the configurator with the tax and operating system, which is an excellent result.
For game-oriented users, we will provide information that within a few weeks VBI is about to launch ASMOBILE, which will hide the powerful NVIDIA GF 9650M GT graphics card. According to preliminary information, 3DMarks will achieve 10-20% better results.
We thank the notebooknamiru.cz store for the loan.