The KN1, being a The gets decent signal reception in most environments, and I have had little trouble connecting to the encrypted network in my house or to the school-wide network on campus. It may not be the flashiest notebook, but it has plenty of power to run most games, but it is also quite portable and practical to use as a mobile computer for productivity work. The KN1 came with only the basics installed: For now, I just take off the access panel when I want to more thoroughly clean the cooling fan with compressed air.
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Sound quality through the headphone jacks is generally excellent. There are no custom controls for the touchpad outside of the Windows mouse control panel, but because this is a Synaptics noteblok you could probably download an updated driver from Synaptics. Rick at Notegook answered all of my pre-purchase inquiries very promptly, and did a great job of keeping me updated with the status of my system as it went through building and testing.
Toshiba atop Quanta KN1 view larger image The interior of the laptop is black, with notfbook black keyboard and a silver border around it. KN1 display view larger notegook. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.
It may not be the flashiest notebook, but it has plenty of power to run most games, but it is also quite portable and practical to use as a mobile computer for productivity work. For now, I just take off the access panel when I want to more thoroughly clean the cooling fan with compressed air.
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Under ordinary word processing and Internet browsing use with the wireless on, I got around 3 hours and 10 minutes of battery life. Intel Pentium M 1. The KN1 is sold through various resellers, who configure and assemble it.
What notebooj unique about the KN1 and other non-mainstream notebooks is the ease of access to components like the processor and graphics card.
On battery power, the fan comes on about every 10 minutes. If you have no interest in playing intensive games, and want more battery life, the KN1-GM model with integrated graphics will probably get substantially better battery life since the Notebbook Go consumes a fair amount of power. It also runs the games that I do currently play Warcraft III, Homeworld 2, Unreal Tournament without any problems with all the settings maxed kn11 and a little anisotropic filtering and antialiasing thrown in for good measure.
The KN1 has a silver lid made jotebook high-quality hard plastic. KN1 rear view view larger image. Like most laptops without a subwoofer, the KN1 lacks good bass response. As far as I can tell, it satisfies all of my computing needs.
The graphics card is anywhere from 42 C and 62 C. The KN1 has a rather plain design, resembling a large plank of silver plastic. KN1 keyboard and touchpad with integrated scroller view larger image.
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Nevertheless, these speakers are relatively good for tiny laptop speakers, rendering good midrange and high notes, and after tinkering with the included Realtek HD Audio controls you can actually make them sound rather substantial.
KN1 underside view larger image. The keyboard has an excellent feel to it, with a relatively orthodox arrangement of keys.
Horizontal and vertical viewing angles are excellent. These values are far below the danger thresholds, and the stability of the temperatures is a testament to the power of this cooling system.
The lid has durable hinges, and there is virtually no screen flex or wobbling. The underside of the laptop has one large access panel that lifts off to expose the RAM, processor, graphics card, and cooling system. When I first started notebooj the system, the display did seem a little washed-out, but after adjusting the gamma and increasing the contrast a little bit in the NVIDIA control panel, the colors are sufficiently vibrant, although not quite as vivid as on a glossy screen.
The fan is quiet at its lowest speed, and is hardly noticeable except in a completely quiet room. I ordered my system with Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste applied to all thermal junctions, which further increases the efficiency of the cooling system. The interior of the laptop is nktebook, with a black keyboard and a silver border around it. The touchpad and scroller have excellent sensitivity and precision. Ultimately, I saw the KN1 as offering the best balance between battery life and size, and its aesthetics simply appealed to me, but it was a tough call.
Design and build quality The KN1, being a I have to put my ear right by the touchpad to be able to hear it.