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Review: SavRow Razor 1.7 Laptop

by Tarinder Sandhu on 8 June 2004, 00:00

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SavRow Razor 1.7 Laptop

Laptops can generally be subdivided into three groups. On the one hand, there's the so-called thin-and-light or ultra-portable laptops which weigh in at sub-2.5kg. As the name suggests, portability is high on the priorities list, so much so power-sapping components are eschewed in favour of longer battery life. Intel's Centrino technology is often used as a base. The middle ground, which is reckoned to be 2.5kg-3.5kg, is populated by a vast number of laptops that carefully balance the criterias of price, power and portability. The 3Ps, if you will. Various mobile CPUs and semi-decent graphics adapters make them a good bet for most users. Then there's the heavyweight desktop-replacement models that focus on the very latest performance components. The price to pay for such power is, often, a base weight in excess of 4kg. Dell's goliath Inspiron 9100 springs (that's not an apt word, is it?) to mind.

I don't know about you, but I want it all. I want a laptop that has power to burn, that houses a top-end graphics adapter, that weights no more than 2.5kg, that looks the part, and has decent battery life. Up until recently, the men in white coats would have been gainfully employed in taking me to the nuthouse. It's just not possible, many commentators said. Well, that's what I thought until a rather tasty-looking package was delivered by TNT.

Time to take a closer look at the intriguing SavRow Razor 1.7 laptop.