ISTNC will be the primary point of service under this warranty, and I believe the same goes for most other resellers. Temperature-wise, the processor is usually between 48 C and 55 C. The arrangement of the ports is adequate. Speakers The speakers are mounted at the front, firing forward. It may not be the flashiest notebook, but it has plenty of power to run most games, but it is also quite portable and practical to use as a mobile computer for productivity work. My KN1 has served me well through a month of exams, and it will serve me well for a week of sloth and game-playing.
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Quanta KN1-PM Notebook Reviewed
Speakers The speakers are mounted at the front, firing forward. You can really see the difference when my old 2-inch-thick Toshiba is placed atop it:. My KN1 has served me well through a month of exams, and it will serve me well for a week of sloth and game-playing. Nevertheless, these speakers are relatively good for tiny laptop speakers, rendering good midrange and high notes, and after tinkering with the included Realtek HD Audio motebook you can actually make them sound rather substantial.
Quanta KN1 Notebook Review (pics, specs)
What is unique about the KN1 and other non-mainstream notebooks is the ease of access to components like the processor and graphics card. The top is only a little warm beneath the left Ctrl and Alt keys. It also runs the games that I do currently play Warcraft III, Homeworld 2, Unreal Tournament without any problems with all the settings maxed out and a little anisotropic filtering and antialiasing thrown in for good measure.
Horizontal and vertical viewing angles are excellent. Processor and Performance I chose the 1. Heat and Noise The KN1 is cooled by a single fan in the upper left corner of the notebook. The KN1 is sold through various resellers, who configure and assemble it. KN1 frontal view view larger image.
It would be nice to have more USB ports on the sides rather than in the back, and the optical drive does get in the way of a mouse if you open it, but these are easy to work around. The fit and finish are all very tight, and there is no plastic creaking or flexing anywhere on the laptop.
However, the resolution was way too high for my tastes, rendering microscopic text even after increasing the display to dpi, and the screen had and still has this nasty habit of going dead out of warranty.
The Intel wireless connection management program is actually rather useful, and offers a few more features than the standard Windows wireless connection interface. It was a day later than scheduled only because FedEx missed me while I was in class.
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Ultimately, I saw the KN1 as offering the best balance between battery life and size, and its aesthetics simply appealed to me, but it was a tough call. This notebook is more than sufficient for most modern games at moderate settings. Visit our network of sites: Rick at ISTNC answered all of my pre-purchase inquiries very promptly, and did a great job of keeping me updated with the status of my system as it went through building and testing.
The chassis of the laptop does get a little warm on the bottom, but not unbearably so. Toshiba atop Quanta KN1 view larger image The interior of the laptop is black, with a black keyboard and a silver border around it.
I chose the 1. I had wanted something that would be rather uncommon and distinctive, but not something so flashy it would immediately stick out like a sore thumb amongst my classmates which was why I never considered the Acer Ferrari Notice the very similar performance between these two laptops, both have 1.
KN1 rear view view larger image. After undervolting the processor, I have been getting around 3 hours and 25 minutes of battery life.
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The KN1 is relatively hard to find. It was built and shipped within 3 days, and I received it on December 9, The KN1 has a tiny slot on the underside next to its battery that is supposedly for a Bluetooth transmitter. KN1 right side view larger image. I ordered my system on November 28, The touchpad and scroller have excellent sensitivity and precision.
If you have no interest in playing intensive games, and want more battery life, the KN1-GM model with integrated graphics will probably get substantially better battery life since the GeForce Go consumes a fair amount of power. It may not be the flashiest notebook, but it has plenty of power to run most games, but it is also quite portable and practical to use as a mobile computer for productivity work.
The charge rate then tapers off, taking about 2 hours total to top off the battery.