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AJP D900T

£1,762 inc VAT

Manufacturer: AJP

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

We're not so sure we can refer to the AJP D900T as a notebook - it's more of a ledger. Weighing in at 5.2kg, the AJP resembles a paving slab. It's nearly 5cm thick, 40cm wide and 30cm deep and is one of the largest 'portables' we've seen. It is solid and sturdy and feels as if it has been built to last.

We're not so sure we can refer to the AJP D900T as a notebook - it's more of a ledger. Weighing in at 5.2kg, the AJP resembles a paving slab. It's nearly 5cm thick, 40cm wide and 30cm deep and is one of the largest 'portables' we've seen. It is solid and sturdy and feels as if it has been built to last.

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There are some pretty chunky components inside the D900T too. Using PCI Express architecture, the AJP has 4.1GBps (gigabytes per second) of bandwidth. This allows the D900T to run much faster than it would using standard PCI technology. It uses high-performance DDR2 RAM memory modules and as it has a 3.4GHz Intel Pentium 4E processor you'd expect the AJP to be a very quick system.

However, it managed only 83 points in WorldBench 5. It seems that Intel's chips just cannot match up to AMD's 32bit performance in our benchmarks and the fact that the AJP is 17 points away from our base system's score proves our point.

Where the performance of the AJP was outstanding, though, was in our graphics tests. We've not seen any notebook score as highly as the D900T and it beats many desktop systems.

A frame rate of 63.7fps (frames per second) was recorded at a resolution of 1,024x768 in Doom 3 and 48.5fps in Halo at the same resolution. This is largely thanks to the 256MB PCI Express nVidia GeForce Go 6800 graphics processor. It also has one of the best screens we've seen on a notebook - the colour depth is brilliant and the image incredibly sharp.

D900T Expert Verdict »
3.4GHz Intel Pentium 4E processor
Windows XP Home
1GB DDR RAM
80GB hard drive
17in 1,680x1,050 TFT display
256MB PCI Express nVidia GeForce Go 6800 graphics controller
24x/24x/16x (CD-ROM/-R/-RW) 16x/8x/8x/4x/4x/2.4x (DVD-ROM/-R/+R/-RW/+RW/+R DL) drive
802.11b/g facilities
Bluetooth
Panda Internet Security Platinum
5.2kg
397x298x50mm
1-year parts-and-labour, 2-year labour-only warranty
  • Build Quality: We give this item 9 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 9 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 6 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

It's a chunky piece of kit, but the D900T is very high quality. The PCI Express architecture means it won't age too quickly but in terms of productivity it still can't compete with Athlon 64bit CPU-based systems. Our other major gripe is the high price tag.

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