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Syx Venture Mobile XVI.B Laptop review

November 20th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Systemax launched new laptop Syx Venture Mobile XVI.B which is able to perform all your business needs, home office computing and multimedia. When comes to gaming, one can play power demanding game up to moderate frame rates. But you might find difficulties while playing extreme power demanding games as it doesn’t have dedicated graphics chip. As the notebook is intended for Business folks so we can ignore gaming aspect of the machine. Syx Venture Mobile XVI.B is equipped with intel core i5-520M mobile processor and it cost you around $800 as pre-black Friday offer. However, at Amazon it is available at price of $900( approx) Now let us check its details.

Syx Venture Mobile XVI.B specs

The Syx Venture Mobile XVI.B comes with Intel core i5-520M mobile processor which perform task at the core speed of 2.4GHz. However, the processor incorporates Intel Turboboost technology so cores of the processor can be turbocharged and frequency can be increased on demand up to 2.933 GHz. I5-520 also offers hyperthreading facilities thus each core can process two threads.Also, it has 3MB L3 cache. So for CAD type of application the laptop would be a decent choice.

The display of Syx Venture Mobile XVI.B laptop is 15.6” LCD display and resolution is 1366*768p. The ratio of resolution is 16:9 that’s mean the display is widescreen.

Syx Venture Mobile XVI.B integrated with 4GB DDR3 RAM in two slots. Each slots is allotted with 2GB RAM. However, one can extend memory up to 8GB in total; 4GB in each slot.

500GB hard drive space is available with Syx Venture Mobile XVI.B laptop which is more than enough to store files and folder. The HDD speed is 5400rpm.

It comprises of intel integrated GMA HD graphics which can decode HD content as well.

Syx Venture Mobile XVI.B based on Windows 7 professional 32 bit edition.

The significant feature of Syx Venture Mobile XVI.B is it has Bluetooth connectivity aside from LAN(10/100/1000) and WLAN( 802.11/b/g/n)

Other features include HDMI port, 1.3 megapixel webcam, 3USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA port, 4 in one media card reader and DVD burner.

The six cell lithium ion battery pack provides 3 hours of battery life.

What is good about Syx Venture Mobile XVI.B

It has HDMI port

Dual core processor with hyperthreading and turboboost technology

Bluetooth support

Disadvantages of Syx Venture Mobile XVI.B

No USB 3.0 ports

Poor battery life

Final thought

Systemax Venture Mobile XVI.B is no doubt offers a lot of features. However as the laptop is build for professional use so apart from Windows 7 professional edition, it should come with a USB 3.0 port for faster data transfer and a good battery life.  Good battery life is required because when you are onboard you need decent power backup.

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