It was tough to decide between the rest, as they were all on a par performance-wise. KN1 rear view view larger image. 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 KN1 is relatively hard to find. The KN1 is sold through various resellers, who configure and assemble it.

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The top is only a little warm beneath the left Ctrl and Alt keys. What is unique about the KN1 and other non-mainstream notebooks is the ease of access to components like the processor and graphics card. It may not be the flashiest notebook, but it has plenty of power to run most games, but it is also quite portable and practical to notebolk as a mobile computer for productivity work.

It was built and shipped within 3 days, and I received it on December 9, As far as I can tell, it satisfies all of my computing needs.

KN1 keyboard and touchpad with integrated scroller view larger image. You can really see the difference when my old 2-inch-thick Toshiba is placed atop it:.

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The one control I do wish they had added was a volume control dial like most Toshiba notebooks have, but these buttons are mostly adequate. The interior of the laptop is black, with a black keyboard and a silver border around it. The graphics card is anywhere from 42 C and 62 C. The KN1 is sold through various resellers, who configure and assemble it. Processor and Performance I chose the 1. This notebook is more than sufficient for most modern games at moderate settings.


Noteboko times are far superior to rpm drive I have in my old system, and the drive is virtually silent while operating. Speakers The speakers are mounted at the front, firing forward.

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These values are far below the danger thresholds, and the stability of the temperatures is a testament to the power of this cooling system.

The KN1 has a silver lid made of high-quality hard plastic. On battery power, the fan comes on notebook every 10 minutes. All content posted notebok TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. 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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But keyboard feeling is quite subjective, so others might not like it as much as I do. The KN1 has a rather plain design, resembling a large plank of silver plastic.

The Intel wireless connection management program is actually rather useful, and offers a few more features than the standard Windows wireless connection interface. When I first started using the system, the display did seem a little washed-out, but after adjusting the gamma and increasing the contrast a little bit in the NVIDIA control panel, the colors are sufficiently vibrant, although not quite as vivid as on a glossy screen. There is nptebook little dimpling if you press really hard on the back notsbook the display, but I think with a screen this large that tends to be the norm.


However, the resolution was way too high for my tastes, rendering microscopic text even after increasing the display to dpi, and the screen had and still has this nasty habit of going dead out of warranty. Display KN1 display view larger image The display is surprisingly good.

Temperature-wise, the processor is usually between 48 C and 55 C.

I also found the glossy display to be sub-ideal for text-based applications i. Notice the very similar performance between these two laptops, both have 1. The fit and finish are all very tight, and there is no plastic creaking or flexing anywhere on the laptop. They were my other primary choice for vendors, and were extremely knowledgeable and helpful in response to my inquiries.

The fan is quiet at its lowest speed, and is hardly noticeable except in a completely quiet room. You can really see the difference noebook my old 2-inch-thick Toshiba is placed atop it: KN1 display view larger image. The battery charges very rapidly, going from 3 percent to around 80 percent in under an hour while plugged in.