The Armanda MT20X laptop comes comes with Windows touch interface, complete with a facility IBuyPower is calling “Magic” to facilitate standard DirectX gaming, as well as use touchscreen to its advantage. This is new ground for a company that prides itself as a supreme supplier of boutique gaming personal computers.
The machine is powered by a potent intel core i7-720QM processor with a speed of 1600 MHz. But the CPU is not matched by a rather anemic HD 5650 GPU from ATI Mobile Radeon that does not produce acceptable gaming results even with a scaled down resolution of 1680 by 1050 pixels, the game rates do not improve. It is advisable to lower the resolutions and reduce the GPU settings when playing powerful games. The machines has a total installed capacity of 4 GB DDR3 memory with a speed of 1333 MHz. It comes with a 500 GB hard drive that speeds at 7200 RPM. The storage facilities are further boosted by an SD Card, a Multimedia Card, a Memory Stick and a Memory Stick PRO.
The networking connections are provided by 1o/100/1000 mps ethernet and the wireless ethernet 540 mps IEEE 802.11n Wi -Fi. It uses Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition operating system. The score of 104 on the WorldBench 6 is not flattering, when you put the performance of other computers in this league. The MT20X packs a rather thin catalogue of ports, posting three USB ports, ethernet -RJ45, audio -headphone in/out jacks and a single eSATA combo port . It also comes ensuite HDMI and VGA video interface connections and bluetooth. Also part of the deal is a stereo speaker, bundled with in -built microphones and webcam.
The machine weighs a minimum weight of 6 pounds 3 ounces which gets to 7 pounds 4 ounces when the machine is fully stuffed with accessories. It covers a length of 14.9 inches, a depth of 10 inches and a height of 1.5 inches. The screen and audio quality is quite commendable. The speaker produces good imaging, even though a little bit limited.