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ECS Excel G550 Mobile Pentium 4 Notebook Review - Specifications

It used to be that the only way one had a chance at owning a notebook computer was to have a corporation buy it for you to use while working. The cost involved with this type of purchase was just too high for the average end user. But lately, things have been changing. Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes you on a tour of the ECS Excel G550 Mobile Pentium4 Notebook. It is time to see what these recently affordable systems are capable of!

| Standard Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Jun 26, 2003 4:00 am

Specifications of the G550 Notebook

 

CPU

 

Intel Mobile Pentium 4-M Processor With Speedstep Technology 1.8GHz ~ 2.5GHz

 

Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz ~ 2.6GHz

 

mPGA 478 400MHz FSB

 

Chipset

 

SiS M651 AGPset

 

SiS M651 Northbridge

 

SiS 962ul Southbridge

 

SiS 302 TV Output Bridge

 

Memory

 

Up to 2.0GB PC2100/PC2700 DDR SDRAM

 

2x 200-pin SO-DIMM connectors

 

Video

 

SiS 315 AGP 4x graphics controller embedded in M651 Northbridge

 

Supports 8, 16, 32, 64MB Shared System Memory

 

Monitor

 

14.1" or 15.1" TFT XGA LCD Monitor supporting max 1024x768 resolutions

 

Audio

 

Advance AC'97 audio controller built into 962ul Southbridge

 

HDD

 

2.5" UDMA-100/133 IDE interface supporting 20, 40, 60 or 80GB HDD

 

Optical Storage

 

Module Bay 12.7mm DVD/CD-RW combo drive.

 

Battery

 

Lithium Ion Rechargeable 8 cell 55 watts.

 

Battery Life

 

Approx 120 mins on fully charged battery at 100% load.

 

Battery Charge Time

 

System off: 3 hrs

 

System on: 5 hrs

 

Communications

 

Realtek RTL8100BL 10/100 Ethernet Controller

 

ECS Mini PCI V.92 Fax/Data Modem

 

Keyboard and Point Device

 

108 keys with laptop function keys

 

Synaptics Touchpad with 4-way scroll feature.

 

External Expansion

 

1x Parallel Port, 1x CRT Port, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x Mic Jack, 1x Speaker out Jack, 1x RJ-45 Port, 1x RJ-11 Port, 1x TV Out, 1x unpowered (4-pin) Firewire port, 1x Infrared Port, 1x Type II PCMCIA Cardbus slot.

 

AC Adapter

 

Lite-on 19v 3.42 amp 75 watt universal power input adapter.

 

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