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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




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


Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz ~ 2.6GHz


mPGA 478 400MHz FSB




SiS M651 AGPset


SiS M651 Northbridge


SiS 962ul Southbridge


SiS 302 TV Output Bridge




Up to 2.0GB PC2100/PC2700 DDR SDRAM


2x 200-pin SO-DIMM connectors




SiS 315 AGP 4x graphics controller embedded in M651 Northbridge


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




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




Advance AC'97 audio controller built into 962ul Southbridge




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.




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




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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