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Evesham Quest Nemesis SLI

£1,499 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Evesham

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

Designed with entertainment in mind, the Quest has a futuristic design. It could easily have looked tacky, but Evesham has managed to avoid that one.

Given the size of the Nemesis, it'll more than likely be pigeonholed into the desktop-replacement category. However, we reckon that the living room would make a better home for this than a desk.

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Designed with entertainment in mind, the Quest has a futuristic design. Given how commonplace such designs are these days, it could easily have looked tacky, but the Evesham has managed to avoid that one.

Arguably the most eyecatching aspect of the Evesham is the screen. It's rigged up with X-black technology, and the image looks as if it were produced by a high-end CRT monitor. Gamers will undoubtedly be attracted to this, and when they find out that there's a GeForce Go 7900 GS card inside, they'll be raiding their piggy-banks for sure.

Our tests with Doom3 and Halo produced some strong results. They weren't the best we've ever seen, but they were very good. The Evesham achieved rates in excess of 90fps (frames per second) in both games at resolutions of 1,024x768 and 1,280x1,024.

We weren't overly impressed by general application performance, though. In our WorldBench 5 processing-speed test suite, the Evesham managed only 97 points. If it had been blessed with a dual-core processor, it might have done better.

One thing you don't often see on laptops - but something which makes a lot of sense – is a front-loading DVD writer. No longer do you have to keep several inches of free space to one side of your PC: you can simply pop open the front instead. And not only is it a convenient DVD writer, it's a capable one too. It writes to all but the newest disc formats.

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Evesham Quest Nemesis SLI Expert Verdict »
2.4GHz AMD Turion 64 ML-44 processor
Windows XP Media Center Edition
1GB DDR RAM
160GB hard drive
17in 1,680x1,050 TFT display
256MB nVidia GeForce Go 7900 GS graphics card
8x/8x/8x/4x/4x/4x/4x (DVD-ROM/-R/+R/-R DL/+R DL/-RW/+RW) 24x/24x/24x (CD-ROM/-R/-RW) drive
802.11b/g facilities
Bluetooth
2-year onsite/1-year collect-and-return warranty
399x300x38mm
4.1kg
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

If you've got a grand and a half to splash out on an entertainment-focused laptop, the Nemesis should fit the bill. We were disappointed by the WorldBench test results, but the games performance and screen blew us away.

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