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Mustek Gaming Notebooks

I had to do a quick comparison for work on what is available on high-end notebooks. Seeing that Mustek sells 4 brands of notebooks, I took the highest specification 15" notebooks they supply and build the table.

I understand this are all just paper figures and none of this can talk towards build quality and working performance, however I think this is a good start.

All the machines have options like extending warranties and changing RAM, so keep that in mind when looking at the table. Obviously I could get some of the information wrong, so please check before you decide anything.

Mecer Xpression W251ESQ Toshiba Qosmio F750-125 Acer TravelMate TM6595G Lenovo Idea Y570
CPU Intel Core i7-3610QM Intel Core i7-2670QM Intel Core i7-2640M Intel Core i7-2630QM
CPU Speed 3.2 GHz 3.1 GHz 2.8 GHz 2.0 GHz
Hdd 750Gb 500Gb 750Gb 64Gb SSD & 750Gb
RAM (MAX) 2Gb DDR3-1333 (16Gb) 8Gb DDR3 (8Gb) 4Gb DDR3-1066 (8Gb) 6Gb (8Gb)
Optical DVD-RW Blue-Ray DVD-RW DVD-RW
Graphics nVidia GeForce GT630M 1Gb nVidia GeForce GT540M 2Gb nVidia GeForce GT540M 1Gb nVidia GeForce GT555M 2Gb
Screen 15.6" 16x9 1366x768 TFT 15.6" LED 1920x1080 with 3D 15.6" LED 1280x768 TFT 15.6" 16:9 1366x768 TFT
Audio Intel 3D and THX TruStudio Pro Harman Kardon Stereo Speakers JBL with SRS
Network 1Gb & 802.11 b/g/n 1Gb & 802.11 b/g/n 1Gb & 802.11 b/g/n 1Gb & 802.11 b/g/n
Card ReaderYes Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes Yes Optional
Intel WiDi Yes No No No
Webcam 1.3M 10M 1.3M 2M
3G Mini PCIe Option No Yes No
USB2 1 2 3 4
USB3 2 1 1 0
e-SATA 1 0 1 1
HDMI 1 1 1 1
VGA ? 0 1 1
Battery 6 cell / 4400mAh lithium-ion 6 cell lithium-ion 6 cell
Battery Life5 Hours 3 Hours 4 Hours
Dimensions 373 x 250 x 37mm 384 x 263 x 36.6mm 382 x 253 x31mm 385 x 255 x 35.7mm
Weight 2.6kg 2.9kg 2.6kg 2.7kg
O/S Win7 Home Basic Win7 Home Premium Win7 Pro Win7 Home Premium
RRP R9 206.64 R17 782.63 R15 867.43 R10 436.47
Waranty 1 Year 3 Years 1 Year 1 Year

Enjoy and Game On!


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