A good notebook PC is a must have for any geek that is on the move. For me, it is most handy when I am sitting in my easy chair eating dinner and trying to bust out my latest series of articles.
But notebooks for gaming, I don’t know. Tom’s Hardware has done a review on the ABS Mayhem G3. Lets see what they have to say about it, shall we?
Earlier this year Tom’s Hardware Guide reviewed the Mayhem G1 from ABS Computers. Equipped with an ATI Mobility Radeon 9600, an Intel 3.0 GHz Pentium 4 processor, Hitachi 7200 RPM 60 GB hard drive and a host of other features, their first generation notebook was at the head of the class. Since that article, many other competitors have entered the arena. The question has now become a simple one: how well does the third generation Mayhem notebook stand up to these new entries?
The first thing we noticed about the Mayhem G3 was how much it weighed. Coming in a hair over eight pounds for the notebook and an additional pound and a half for the power adapter, this is no featherweight. The second thing we took note of was its speed. The G3 has an AMD Athlon 64 3400+ with a core clock speed of 2.2 GHz and 1 GB of DDR 400; I have a similar setup in my gaming box at home. Being able to take the power of your desktop with you in the form of a laptop is an exciting proposition. But only benchmarks and game play will be able to show how well it works in the real world.