The Aspire 9800 offers impressive performance, courtesy of an Intel Core Duo processor, GeForce Go 7600 256MB graphics module, and up to 240GB of storage (with second HDD) . Its 20.1-inch CrystalBrite WXGA+ display is perfect for watching movies through the HD-DVD drive, or optional slot-loading DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive. Other features include a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0 module, 802.11 a/b/g WLAN, integrated hybrid TV tuner (analog/digital), VoIP Bluetooth phone, 4-watt subwoofer, and 3-watt speakers.
When it comes to performance, the 9800 is faster than its components may suggest. Turning in a SYSmark 2002 score of 324, making it faster than many notebooks I’ve seen sporting 2GHz processors. Of course some of the performance could be down to the fast storage system inside the 9800 thanks to it’s RAID 0 array, but on the whole it’s a very good result considering the CPU and memory