Once again Mouse Computer have brought out a new laptop that is a border line ultrabook, it is part of the G Tune range of computers offering a 17.3 inch display, Intel Core i7 processor as well as Nvidia/Intel graphics cards. It is the NEXTGEAR-NOTE i960BA5; it looks really nice with a smart finish with a smart illuminated keyboard and dual storage too. Mouse Computer are clearly aiming at the gamers market here, the specs alone tells that but the trouble that they may have with the NEXTGEAR-NOTE i960BA5 is that it has a entry level price of just under $1,800, which is already at the high end of the market before the buyer even has a chance to upgrade or choose to go with some of the many options available.
This laptop has a 17.3 inch screen in a LCD glossy type with a corresponding LED back light display in full HD with a 1920 × 1080 of pixel resolutions and there is the built in 2.0 mega pixel web camera. It is going to be running on the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system and powered by the Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor with 2.40 GHz to 3.40 GHz on turbo boost and 6 MB support Smart Cache. There is support for the Intel HM77 Express Chipset, while video and graphics come from the NVIDIA GeForce GTX675M and Intel HD Graphics 4000 supported by the NVIDIA Optimus technology. There is 8 GB of PC3-12800 DDR3 SODIMM but it can be expanded up to 32 GB if needed, 500 GB of SerialATAII 5400rpm hard disk drive (HDD) and a 120 GB Intel 520 Series (connection SATAIII) solid state drive (SSD).
When it comes to networking, there is the 1000 Base-T/100 Base-TX/10 BASE-T (RJ-45) Ethernet LAN, Module compliant with Bluetooth V4.0 + LE and the IEEE 802.11 b / g / n Wireless LAN. Other features include a single standard type USB 2.0 port, three super fast connecting USB 3.0 ports, the useful DVI-I & HDMI display out ports and a Multi-Card Reader. As for the size of the NEXTGEAR-NOTE i960BA5 it measures 412 mm (W) × 276 mm (D) × 45.4 mm to 41.8 mm (H) and it weighs in at a heavy 3.95 kilos with the lithium-ion battery in place that Mouse Computer claim to offer the user up to 3.5 hours of power.
The NEXTGEAR-NOTE i960BA5 has been priced to start from around $1,800