@Xi Computer •
Xi PowerGo 2Duo XT Mobile Workstation •
August 2007. @Xi Computer has
a reputation for building speedy
workstations that are among the fastest
CAD and DCC systems to come through
Cadalyst Labs, so it was no surprise
that the Xi PowerGo 2Duo XT laptop was
among the top in the class.
The Xi PowerGo 2Duo XT has a
wide-aspect-ratio 17" screen
with a crisp, bright display.
The Xi PowerGo
2Duo XT laptop is a mobile workstation
for those with decidedly large laps,
because it measures 15.6" x 11.5" x 2.3"
(H x W x D) and weighs 8.9 lbs with the
lithium ion battery installed. The unit
Cadalyst received for review was
based on a full-blown, dual-core
processor — the Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 —
running at 2.66 GHz, rather than a chip
specifically intended for mobile
system was very attractive and well
designed, finished in high gloss (Piano)
black and matte black, and featured a
wide-aspect-ratio 17" screen with a
native resolution of 1,680 x 1,050. The
display panel provided excellent quality
and was very crisp and bright. In this
case, the display was driven by an
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX graphics card
with 512 MB of memory installed.