AMD Turion™64 X2 Mobile Technology
AMD Turion™64 X2 TL-58* (1.90GHz, 1Mb L2 Cache)
NVIDIA nForce® 610M (MCP67-MV)
2.0Gb DDR2 667MHz (Transcend)
14.1in. WXGA TFT LCD -- CrystalBrite --
(1280 x 800 pixel resolution)
NVIDIA GeForce® 8400M G with up to 1Gb of TurboCache
128Mb Dedicated Memory, up to 896Mb Shared Memory
160Gb SATA HDD
Built-in Super Multi Double Layer Drive
Built-in 56Kb Modem, Built in Gigabit LAN
Built-in Acer InviLink Wireless LAN (802.11b/g)
Built-in 5 in 1 Card Reader (MMC, SD, XD, MS, MS Pro)
Built-in New Acer CrystalEye Webcam supporting Acer PrimaLite Technology
Built-in Dolby Digital Surround Sound
Express Card Slot 54
USB 2.0 ports
S/PDIF (Sony Philips Digital Interface)
External display (VGA) port
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
Modem (RJ-11) port
FireWire (IEEE 1394) Port
BUT, here is the thing, the Core 2 Duo is almost too powerful, what does that mean?
Well, I have found with my benchmarks that for gaming, the C2D does not do much more than a Core Duo if you have less than a 7800 class GPU. Turns out that the GPU is the bottleneck in the system.
The TuX2 on the other hand, in the 7600/x1600 class of GPUs performs better for gaming. Now this is pure numbers talking. To me, when I watch a game demo like *Return to Proxycon* in 3DMark 05 or 06 the TuX2 is smoother than the Core Duo. It is about the same as the Core 2 Duo. You get some better frame rates, which makes sense since the AMD platform was pretty much custom tailored to gamers.
The memory is better handled with the TuX2 of course because of the onboard memory controller, I think the GPU has a slight edge (pretty game specific) as far as future proof-ed-ness (?).
For regular work and apps, you are not going to notice a difference, and since the C2D finally came around to 64 bit, the playing filed is much more leveled. If, again we are talking about the standard Core Duo, then you have to hand it to the TuX2 here again too, being 64 bit and the Core Duo being 32 bit.
If it is only for normal daily office or home use . . a (TuX2) system with a dedicated video adaptor outperforms any Core Duo System with a dedicated VRAM . . . .
Since this box comes with a 1.0Gb powerplant, coupled with a 160Gb HDD and loaded with an orig VHP with ample FireWire and Video Out connectivity plus a good brand to brag . . . We would safely say this has the enough FIREPOWER to go up against ANY core duo system listed in our site . . .