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Gigabyte's W551N From All Sides

Gigabyte's W551N open and looking for a performance fight. The W551N is 14" wide by 10" deep inches. This allows room for a 15.4" display. The notebook weighs just over 6 pounds with standard battery. So it's still fairly easy to cart around, even with it

Gigabyte’s W551N open and looking for a performance fight. The W551N is 14" wide by 10" deep inches. This allows room for a 15.4" display. The notebook weighs just over 6 pounds with standard battery. So it’s still fairly easy to cart around, even with it

This is the bottom of the W551N. For details on component placement, see the next slide.

This is the bottom of the W551N. For details on component placement, see the next slide.

You should be able to read most of the component names. "SB", below "RAM" stands for "South Bridge" and "NB" barely visible under "CPU" is short for "North Bridge". These chips support a number of input/output functions. The North Bridge chip may support

You should be able to read most of the component names. "SB", below "RAM" stands for "South Bridge" and "NB" barely visible under "CPU" is short for "North Bridge". These chips support a number of input/output functions. The North Bridge chip may support

This is the front of the W551N. Major parts include the latch for unlocking the clamshell case. Below that are the headphone, line in and microphone jacks followed by a Firewire port. Speakers are also on the front.

This is the front of the W551N. Major parts include the latch for unlocking the clamshell case. Below that are the headphone, line in and microphone jacks followed by a Firewire port. Speakers are also on the front.

The back of the W551N is clear except for an air vent.

The back of the W551N is clear except for an air vent.

Here's the left side of the notebook, left to right: AC power adapter/charger input, air vent, port replicator connector, LAN jack, VGA out, S-Video out and 2 USB 2.0 ports.

Here’s the left side of the notebook, left to right : AC power adapter/charger input, air vent, port replicator connector, LAN jack, VGA out, S-Video out and 2 USB 2.0 ports.

The right side of the W551N includes, left to right, top to bottom: PCI Express slot, card reader (MS, MS Pro, SD and MMC), 1 USB 2.0 port, DVD drive, modem jack, 1 USB 2.0 port and security lock hole.

The right side of the W551N includes, left to right, top to bottom : PCI Express slot, card reader (MS, MS Pro, SD and MMC), 1 USB 2.0 port, DVD drive, modem jack, 1 USB 2.0 port and security lock hole.