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Quaddra Ti - Personal Computer World (Feb '04)


EDITORS CHOICE AND BEST BUY

The Quaddra Ti has the most impressive spec in the group and consequently is also the most expensive. Its 3.4GHz P4 ad 1GB of Ram is a formidable pairing, but we were most intrigue3ed by the inclusion of a pair of 60GB hard drives linked in a Raid configuration. A Raid 1 (mirroring) or Raid 0 (striping) configuration can be specified at the time of purchase. The former seamlessly copies all data from one disk to another, so if one hard drive should fail, your files can be retrieved from the surviving disk. Our Raid 0 review sample offered significantly faster disk performance than the rest of the group, and could come in handy if you perform disk-intensive tasks.

The DDR400 memory performance was slower than that in the AJP and Dell, but this hardly affected its overall Sysmark score.

3D performance was also impressive, but we expected more from its Radeon 9700 Pro graphics card. This has twice the video memory of the Radeon 9700 in the AJP D500E, but is performed marginally slower.

The Quaddra Ti is an excellent notebook that outclasses many full-sized desktops in terms of performance and features. It is fairly costly but, despite strong competition, our Editor’s Choice is the ideal choice as a desktop replacement.


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