“Netbooks have quite a few things going for them. They are extremely lightweight and portable, typically affordable, and more recent models come with full size keyboards, larger displays and great battery life. But for all their advantages and evolution in recent years, they still lack in one key category: processing power.
Today we’ll be taking a look at their affordable N3400 Series Ultraportable Notebook, a 13.3-inch model boasting an Intel dual-core processor and a thin aluminum shell that shares some styling cues from Apple’s MacBook Air.
Weighing in at only 3.8 pounds, the N3400 is powered by an Intel Pentium Dual Core T3400 CPU operating at 2.16 GHz, 3GB of DDR2 (expandable to 8GB), a 250GB hard drive spinning at 5400 RPM, 13.3″ WXGA LCD display (1280 x 800), Intel GMA4500 graphics, 802.11n Wi-Fi and a 2-cell 5000mAh batter.”
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Source: Tech Spot
At only 3.8lbs the Averatec N3400 13.3″ ultraportable sits at the heavy end of the netbook spectrum but it also houses a dual core Intel T3400, which will give you noticeably more power than an Atom. Intel’s GMA4500 graphics powers the 1280×800 display so don’t expect the power of a gaming notebook but in Tech Spot’s testing found it powerful enough to happily run Windows 7. That seems fairly impressive for an $800 dollar ultra portable, especially as there is very little in the way of pre-installed software.