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MALIBAL's Lotus P150HM: GeForce GTX 485M Gets Its Game On

True Portability In A Gaming Powerhouse?

While portable gaming machines have been capable of producing acceptable frame rates in modern titles for a while, most of those machines made huge sacrifices in portability by using desktop-class processors and a pair of graphics modules in CrossFire or SLI. Intel’s latest high-end mobile processor solved half the problem, but how did Nvidia’s new GPU stack up?

While a single GeForce GTX 485M may not be a substitute for putting a couple of slower cards in SLI (you can do SLI with the GTX 485 too, in the right chassis), its overall performance level is well-suited to most gaming needs. We were able to play a variety of tough 3D titles at moderately-high or better settings using the panel’s native 1920x1080 resolution and the best part is, we did that on a notebook that weighs only seven pounds.

Performance wins for Intel and Nvidia add up to a big win for any notebook that has both of these, such as the Lotus P150HM from MALIBAL. We look forward to the responses of its competitors.

Thomas Soderstrom
Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.