For anyone with a inch LCD flat panel, the Intel Pentium M 1. The charge rate then tapers off, taking about 2 hours total to top off the battery. There is a little dimpling if you press really hard on the back of the display, but I think with a screen this large that tends to be the norm. KN1 keyboard and touchpad with integrated scroller view larger image.

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It was built and shipped notebopk 3 days, and I received it on December 9, It was a day later than scheduled only because FedEx missed me while Knn1 was in class. KN1 keyboard and touchpad with integrated scroller view larger image. The display is surprisingly good. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. After undervolting the processor, I have been getting around 3 hours and 25 minutes of battery life.

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As far as I can tell, notebooj satisfies all of my computing needs. Access panel removed view larger image. The gets decent signal reception in most environments, and I have had little trouble connecting to the encrypted network in my house notenook to the school-wide network on campus. It also runs the games that I do currently play Warcraft III, Homeworld 2, Unreal Tournament without any problems with all the settings maxed out and a little anisotropic filtering and antialiasing thrown in for good measure.


But keyboard feeling is quite subjective, so others might not like it as much as I do.

Quanta KN1-PM Notebook Reviewed

The chassis of the laptop does get a little warm on the bottom, but not unbearably so. The KN1 is sold through various resellers, who configure and assemble it. The top is only a little warm beneath notebopk left Ctrl and Alt keys. For now, I just take off the access panel when I want to more thoroughly clean the cooling fan with compressed air.

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I ordered my system with Windows XP Home, which was sufficient for my needs. This was exactly what I wanted, as I already had antivirus and office software before I bought the KN1.

What is unique about the KN1 and other non-mainstream notebooks is the ease of access to components like the processor and graphics card. Sound quality through the headphone jacks is generally excellent.

The fan is quiet at its lowest speed, and is hardly noticeable except in a completely quiet room. The keyboard has an excellent feel to it, with a relatively orthodox arrangement of keys.

With the screen on full brightness, this drops down to 2 hours and 40 minutes. We use the program Super Pi to calculate the number Pi to 2-million digits of accuracy, this is a good way of simply forcing the processor to do work to calculate a number and deriving performance from the time it takes to achieve the end goal.


The brightness is very consistent and there were no dead pixels. Load times are far superior to rpm drive I have in my old system, and the drive is virtually silent while operating. KN1 rear view view larger image. The graphics card is anywhere from 42 C and 62 C.

Gaming Performance This notebook is more than sufficient for most modern games at moderate settings. The KN1 satisfies my aesthetic needs, being good-looking in an understated way, and quite unique amidst the sea of Dell ms and s in class.

The keyboard is a little on the noisy side, but not loud enough to be offensive. Note that the left Ctrl key is inboard of the Fn key. The battery charges very rapidly, going from 3 percent to around 80 percent in under an hour while plugged in.

Note that there is kn a KN1-GM, which is the same system but with integrated graphics. Intel Pentium M 1. I can assure you that having that little metallic sticker makes no difference whatsoever.