With the Windows 8 operating system, a large area of ?popularity, many consumers buy new notebook vast majority have been preloaded with Win8. Windows 8 's biggest feature is the addition of touch capabilities , but also for the user to create a new touch UI interface , the system changes the user traditional habits, the keyboard , mouse, normal operation , based on the touch to make up more experience , enabling users with notebook channel is established between the human-computer interaction , we can more directly and quickly with your fingers to operate , like smart phones and tablet PCs that.
Since Windows 8 has been released, increasingly popular touch-screen laptop , Dell conform to industry trends and user needs, recently launched a number of touch-screen ultrabook , notebook and one machine, but today we tested this notebook is the Dell touch -oriented mainstream family, student users to launch Latitude 3440 touchpad .
Dell Latitude 3440 touchpad with 6cell DELL Latitude 3440 Battery born out of Latitude 3440, its exterior design and did not touch a new generation of Latitude 3440 is basically the same , their body cap are used with brushed silver metal texture , cover four weeks with silver white border modification , the overall effect than the previous generation 3440 Hyun brushed steel cover more texture .
HP ProBook series is HP's launch for small businesses and individual users of the mainstream business notebook , but also one of the few models with AMD platform business notebook series, and today we tested HP 242 G1, the series is equipped with the latest listing of a AMD Richland series APU business notebook .
HP 242 G1 is a 14-inch conventional notebook with 4cell HP 242 G1 Battery, the send test models equipped with AMD A8-5550M APU speed processor, integrated AMD Radeon HD 8550G integration of a single display, equipped with AMD Radeon HD 8750M graphics card, support mixed crossfire It offers 4GB of memory and 750GB 5400 rpm mechanical hard drive , the whole mobile office capabilities more generally , can cope with everyday office applications .
Since Windows 8 has become our common operating system, then for many novice and accustomed to using Win7 users, you need to have a new learning process , after all, Microsoft's new system was a revolutionary improvement. Today we use the HP popular models VivoBook S400 simple for everyone to introduce some small features .
Although Windows 8 and screen more inclined to let the user interact directly , but still did not give up the traditional use of the keyboard , the keyboard is still currently the main entry way people approach , although at the click of a finger sliding on a quick advantage, but not touch the text entry control strengths, although there are virtual keyboard help, but with the screen angled wrist is not the most comfortable , most fast typing or traditional keyboard .
Speaking of keyboard input methods , have to mention that we do not often use the shortcut keys. In addition to regular character keys , the current notebook products have been streamlined keyboard layout will cancel all the physical shortcut keys above the keyboard , they are of the capabilities are concentrated in the Fn key combination , so like screen brightness , volume size numeric keypad keys can be found at the top in the corresponding position .
Dell 3540 touchpad with 6cell DELL Latitude 3540 Battery upgrade to next-generation NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M graphics card, GPU-Z from the above screenshot you can see , GT 730M still using Kepler architecture , with 384 stream processors , memory interface is 128bit, large some parameters and GT640M same. From 3Dmark VANTAGE E mode GPU item scores of view , GT730M and GT640M score at the same level than the previous generation 3440 using GT630M graphics performance has increased dramatically , in a resolution of 1366 × 768 deal "Battlefield 3" at this level 3D games.
Finally, after these high degree of testing, the author conducted a 10-minute game test, because the game processor load testing is also a corresponding increase in power consumption is also relatively large. I played about 10 minutes of "Street Fighter 4", the base of power on from 84% to 73%, while the overall estimated consumption decreased from 92% to 86%. After half an hour of the final test, the computer display can also use the 3 hours 05 minutes. Although this is an estimate with the actual use slightly different, but if by our daily habits, but for web browsing or text office, then a conservative estimate using four hours is not a problem, and this life time for absolute Most people have a mobile office needs is already sufficient.
In tests on a machine, we have felt the HP 250 with HP 250 G1 Battery strong endurance, when we remove the keyboard dock, while using tablet mode simply endurance have its performance then? Let us further test. After all, with respect to the entry office, this slate operating life may be more stringent requirements because of its more mobile, and I believe we have not seen anyone still stuck while playing a long flat power cord it.
From the hardware configuration point of view , the Dell 3440 touchpad equipped with GT730M graphics performance is more abundant can handle most of the mainstream 3D games, but the Core i5-3337UM processor performance with standard voltage Intel Core i5-3210M is still a gap , but the response to the daily office Entertainment is more than enough .
In the use of comfort , the Dell 3440 touchpad keyboard and DELL N3X1D Battery keys shorter though , but 14.0 inches 10:00 Windows 8 touch screen quotas and bring us more natural control experience , especially in games optimized for touch-screen , news , etc. APP, can definitely make you forget the presence of the mouse and keyboard .
Underside of the fuselage , concentrated in areas of high temperature HP 242 G1 near the outlet , where the maximum temperature reached 47.9 ℃, so I do not suggest that you place a long time in the legs . The battery usage time , we use the latest MobileMark 2012 Hewlett-Packard 242 G1 tested it MobileMark2007 than the previous generation of software running the upgrade, its test project closer to the user's real use of the environment nowadays . For HP 242 G1 , in the office mode runs 287 minutes ( 40% of cases, screen brightness ) to meet the basic needs of ordinary users use daily , in the conference play 3-4 hours when PPT is no problem.
In the design , theHP 255 with HP 255 G1 Battery continuation of steady low-key temperament , the whole black and dark gray , cover part of the use of plastic material, the keyboard surface casing for the metal building, surrounded by a circle of the fuselage for reinforcement metal ring, bottom using tool-free design, the keyboard surface to provide wireless switch and mute buttons , although some feel the keyboard slightly less , but the overall design point of view , 242 G1 or pay more attention to detail , just 25.9 ~ 29.9mm in bare metal thickness and weight of 2.116kg ultrabook compared with slightly heavy , inconvenient to carry around , but it is a complete interface settings ultrabook is difficult to achieve .