- Review Price: £899.00
Although we’ve already seen a couple of Turion notebooks recently from Acer, this is the first one to arrive from a UK system integrator. The Evesham Quest Roma MT 37 is a mid-range machine which should appeal to a broad spectrum of users, based on specifications alone. It might not look as cool as the Acer Ferrari 4000 notebook, nor does it feature the same build quality – but it is a lot cheaper. The price difference is most likely due to the MSI M610 chassis which is far more basic than that of the Ferrari 4000 – there’s no sign of carbon fibre here.
As the model name suggests the core of the Quest Roma MT 37 is an AMD Turion 64 MT-37 processor, which is clocked at 2GHz. This is the top of the range ultra lower power version of the Turion processor and drains a mere 25W of power in use. Evesham has paired the processor with 512MB of PC2700 memory comprising two 256MB modules – this means that if you want to upgrade your memory you have to discard one of the fitted modules.
With a 5,400rpm 80GB Western Digital hard drive there should be plenty of storage space as long as you don’t intend to use the Quest Roma MT 37 for storing loads of HD video content. The optical drive is a Sony dual layer DVD writer which writes to DVD+/-R media at 8x, DVD+/-RW at 4x and DVD+R DL at 2.4x. It also writes CD and CD-RW media at 24x.