The Averatec N3400 notebook boasts ultra affordability and ultra portability with its 3.8 lbs. weight, Intel Dual Core processor, 250 GB hard drive and a 13′ widescreen display for $800. Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn take a closer look to see if this laptop is worth the convenience and cash.
Check out the full review from Attack of the Show after the cut.
What You Need to Know
- The computer has an all-aluminum body, which gives it a sleek feel.
- It is a little thicker and heavier than the Acer or Macbook Air.
- The keyboard has wide keys and is really comfortable to type on.
- The touchpad is not only multi-touch, but it also has an Icon Mode that’ll let you launch a browser, e-mail, or your own macro; this is useful, but you might accidentally tap Icon Mode sometimes and disable the touchpad.
- It has a 2.16 gigahertz processor and 3 GB of RAM.
- In our regular PCMark Vantage tests, it scored about 3,000 points, only 100 points more than the Acer.
- In real world terms, it takes about 45 seconds to boot up and launch a web browser, whereas the Acer was about 55 seconds.
- Overall, it’s good, but not great.
- If it were a little faster, we could fully recommend it, but the Acer is $250 less and just as fast.
- 3.5 Seals of Approval out of 5 (How do we rate gadgets?)
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