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Buying this Ultrabook made by a lesser-known brand will save you cash, but does it perform as well as its more famous peers?
British manufacturer Novatech has topped a Which? Reliability survey, with the PC maker scoring the same as giants Apple and Compaq.
Novatech is a UK-based company and offers a wide range of laptops for both consumer and corporate buyers. The X60R Pro (£633 inc. VAT) is an affordable entry-level gaming system, but it's an anonymous product that fails to stand out from the crowd.
One of the most important things to bear in mind when buying a laptop for gaming is display size. Choosing between 17 wonderful inches of screen estate for admiring details in a particularly pretty graphics engine and playing a game in non-blurry native resolution is like being told you can either walk through a major art gallery wearing a blindfold or swim in a vat of whiskey with your mouth sewn shut.
Novatech has been aggressively targeting the laptop market in recent months – it was the ﬁrst company to offer Intel's Centrino 2 and has also introduced a number of new designs.
Novatech is a relatively new company to the laptop market, but is one of the ﬁrst to launch an Intel Centrino 2-based system. The X50 (£1045 inc. VAT) is one of the most feature-packed laptops we've seen to date, and its Centrino 2 branding comprises the mid-range P9500 CPU, which runs at 2.53GHz. It's supported by the GM45 chipset and WiFi Link 5300 wireless LAN module.