|Notebook Averatec 5120HG|
|CPU||Intel Pentium-M 1300 MHz|
|Memory||512 MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM CL2.5|
|Chipset Northbridge||Intel 855GM/82855GM (GMCH)Intel ICH4-M|
|Hard Drive||Hitachi Travelstar 80GN C25N040ATMR04 ATA-640 GB / 4200UPM / 2 MB, 2.5 Zoll, 9.5mm|
|Ethernet/WLAN||Realtek RTL8139/810x FamilyIntel PRO/WLAN 2100 802.11b|
|DVD-/CD-R/RW-Drive||Panasonic UJ811 2x/1x/8x DVD-R/-RW and 16x10x24x CD-R/-RW (Multi-DVD)|
|Drivers & Software|
|OS||Microsoft Windows XP 5.10.2600, Service Pack 1|
|Chipset Driver||Intel INF 184.108.40.2062|
|Graphics Driver||Intel 13.6.1|
|Resolution||1024x768, 32 Bit, 60 Hz (15" TFT Display)|
|Video Source||NorthQ 5000 DVD Player, S-Video|
|Video Material||Star Wars DVD|
In our view, the image quality we achieved capturing in "good quality" or 4 mbps should have surpassed that of a Super Video CD - but this was not the case. Only switching to "better" or "best" (6 and 9 mbps, respectively) delivers the desired results - without visible deficits from compressing the video data.
While we would have liked to have had an internal power supply during the tests in order to have only a single piece of equipment to lug around from place to place, that would hike the operating temp even further. Since the DVD XPress runs hot when in use, you shouldn't keep it under a pile of papers.