Product Name: Averatec 3700 Series
Official Page: Averatec.com
Price: Around $950 – 1000+ Depending on options. See Manufacturer site for details.
– Averatec AV 3715 or AV3715
– 3715-ED1 – 60GB Hard Drive, CDRW/DVD-ROM
– 3715-EH1 – 80GB Hard Drive, CDRW/DVD Writer
– AMD’s Enhanced Virus Protection.
– “S”ilent Mode/Battery Savings locks CPU speed down to 800MHz
With a refreshing new design, the 3700 Series has a unique, clean and sleek, brilliant white shell, and at 4 lbs. It is an ultra lightweight notebook with improved battery life, significantly faster speed and many more exciting features! Its easy mobility and excellent performance make it the perfect companion for travel, school, as well as work!
CPU: AMD Mobile Sempron 3000+ (1.8GHz, 128Kb L2 Cache)
Memory Capacity: 512MB – ?
Display: 12.1-inch TFT LCD
Resolution: 1024×768 XGA
Graphics Chipset: S3G UniChrome Pro IGP
Graphics Memory: 64MB (shared)
Other: VGA Out
Hard Drive: 60GB, 80GB, 4200rpm ATA
Optical: CDRW/DVD-ROM or CDRW/DVD Writer
Modem: 56K V.92
Ethernet: 10/100 Ethernet
Audio I/O: Microphone In, Headphone/Out
USB: 3x USB 2.0
Firewire: 1x IEEE 1394
PC Card: 1x PC Card Type II
Flash/Memory Card Reader: Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick/Pro (MS/MSP)
Other: Touchpad, Fingertip edge scroll capability
Battery Life: Reviewers have seen 2 – 4 hours
Width: 10.8 inches
Depth: 8.8 inches
Height: 1.3 inches
Weight: 4.2 pounds
– Pocket-lint.co.uk – March 2006 – 6 out of 10 – In many respects it still seems that you get what you pay for and while Averatec has managed to put together a lightweight and highly portable machine this is at the sacrifice of performance. If youâ€™re on a super-tight budget and need the portability the 3715 has to offer, there is a pleasing machine to use, just donâ€™t rely on it lasting too long.
– Burney’s Legal Tech Reviews– Review February 7, 2006
– LAPTOP Magazine – December 2005 – 3.5 out of 5 stars – For students and home business users looking for an easy-to-haul, easy-on-the-eyes notebook thatâ€™s also easy on the wallet, the 3700 is a solid choice.
– CNET.com – November, 2005 – Averatec 3715 – Its slow mobile performance and abbreviated battery life mean heavy multitaskers, power users, and road warriors should consider the faster, longer-lived (and more expensive) Sony VAIO VGN-S470P. Average home and business users, however, will find that the Averatec 3715 satisfies their computing needs at a budget price.
– NotebookReview.com – Review – September 21, 2005