One of Intel's most powerful mobile processors, the quad-core Core i7 2630QM, runs the Packard Bell EasyNote TSX66 at an incredible rate. Hyperthreading support means it can handle up to eight threads at once, and it runs at a nippy 2GHz.
We've seen Sandy Bridge Core i7s in a few laptops now, and performance has always been excellent. The Acer Aspire 5750G recently sported the same chip and pumped out a MobileMark score of 256, while Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro managed an impressive 307.
Battery life: 273 mins
MobileMark 2007: 333
3DMark 2003: 10011
However, the EasyNote TSX66 outdid them both, with a ridiculous score of 333. This is the highest result we've had, as far as memory serves, and illustrates just how much power to expect from this machine.
Backed up by 6GB of DDR3 RAM, you can comfortably run any number of applications without any sign of slowdown. If you like to do a million things at once, such as browsing the net while listening to music and fiddling around with various applications, the Packard Bell EasyNote TSX66 can handle it.
We ran intensive design suites without suffering grind, although the lack of dedicated graphics does limit multimedia ability. You can still play some of the latest games at an impressive frame rate, but you'll have to turn down detail levels on some of the more resource-pounding titles.
Despite the powerful components, we still dragged four and a half hours of life from the EasyNote TSX66's battery before it died. This is excellent for a Sandy Bridge Core i7 laptop, although the Acer Aspire 5750G narrowly beats it, with 286 minutes from a single charge.