The AVADirect Clevo W880CU is quite a machine, a 17.3″ 1920×1080 display which is powered by a Core i7-820QM, 4GB of DDR3-1333 and most importantly a GeForce GTX 480M.  Surprisingly, the laptop weighs under 10lbs which is certainly heavier than a netbook shouldn’t break your shoulder carrying it all day.  The battery functions more like a UPS than a battery, as it disables most of the power of the GPU when you use the battery, not using Optimus but something similar.   Even with that step down in power you will not see a full hour of usage browsing the web, and significantly less doing more intensive tasks.  When you do use the mains the gaming performance is rather impressive, as you can see in AanndTech’s full review.

“The shell of the Clevo W880CU we’re reviewing today probably looks very familiar from Jarred’s review of its predecessor, the W870CU, back in September 2009. Sure the red trim has been replaced by a tasteful chrome, and one of the ports is USB 3.0 now, but it’s the same Clevo you’ve all known and… sort of loved.”

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