Falcon Northwest may not be a well known among computers but they have been manufacturing high performance computers for quite some time. A good thing about them is that all their computers are available at decent price. The Falcon Northwest TLX is a thin gaming notebook that brings to you portability at its best. Here is a review on this laptop to check whether it is a competent gaming notebook or not.
Display, Video and Audio Performance
The size of the display is 15.6 inch and it gives a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This makes it possible to enjoy HD movies on this laptop. What about gaming? Falcon Northwest TLX has got Nvidia GeForce GT 425M video card that comes with a dedicated video memory of 1GB. The video card is not meant for gaming but it does a good job of supporting all the games that are present in the market. The sound output through the inbuilt speaker is nothing great. While gaming, you can connect a headphone to enjoy your games.
Processor and Memory
The Falcon Northwest TLX runs on Intel Core i5 520 CPU and manages to deliver a fast speed of 2.4GHz. It is capable of running all the games that are available in the market; however, it may not be able to do multitasking well. The 4GB DDR3 RAM present on the system is perfectly for running games smoothly. You won’t feel the urge to upgrade the RAM for at least a year or two.
It comes with a storage capacity of 320GB (7200 rpm). There is a high possibility that you can run out of space within months. Hence, Falcon Northwest even allows you to upgrade to a 500GB hard disk or an SSL drive.
The operating system installed on this gaming notebook is the windows 7 Home Premium. The best feature of this laptop is that it is very thin and overall design of the laptop is quite refreshing. Since it is thin, it does not weigh much. Other features of this laptop include 8x DVD writer, 6 cell Li-Ion battery, WLAN, carrying case, and 1 year warranty.
Even though the Falcon Northwest brand is not famous as compared to its competitors, the TLX gaming machine from them is quite powerful and suitable for gaming.