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Digital Storm Krypton

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Digital Storm Krypton. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and keyboard. The durability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the battery, and many are negative about the size and screen.

performance, durability, keyboard, sound

price, design, portability, screen, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Digital Storm Krypton is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Digital Storm Krypton review

 

Seeing the 17-inch Digital Storm Krypton gaming laptop might elicit a sense of deja vu. It's understandable, as this system is built into the exact same chassis as the Origin Eon17-S we reviewed recently.

The Digital Storm Krypton offers the latest Intel and Nvidia components, and excellent benchmark performance, for a bit less than other gaming PC brands.

You don't get the same level of hand-holding and personalized tech support as from some other gaming boutiques. The generic off-the-shelf body is ugly, no matter the price. No touch or higher-res screen options.

The bulky, dated body of the Digital Storm Krypton doesn't feel particularly high-end, but it's great at running games at high detail settings, and can be configured to provide excellent bang for your buck.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Digital Storm Krypton offers the same parts and design as other gaming laptops, for less

 

This is a massive 17-inch gaming laptop that's nearly a clone of other, more expensive, systems.

The Digital Storm Krypton offers the latest Intel and Nvidia components, and excellent benchmark performance, for a bit less than other gaming PC brands.

You don't get the same level of hand-holding and personalized tech support as from some other gaming boutiques. The generic off-the-shelf body is ugly, no matter the price. No touch or higher-res screen options.

The bulky, dated body of the Digital Storm Krypton doesn't feel particularly high-end, but it's great at running games at high detail settings, and can be configured to provide excellent bang for your buck.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : W. Bryan Hastings (pcworld.com)

W. Bryan Hastings

 

This relatively affordable 17-inch gaming portable will rock your virtual worlds.

Terrific price for a high-end portable gamer ; Blazes through games and work, too ; Very good audio subsystem ; Easy DIY upgrades

Big and heavy; could be sturdier ; Slow tech support ; Restrictive return policy

Digital Storm’s 17-inch gaming portable is big, heavy, and no-frills; but it’ll rock your virtual worlds at a great price.

Jul, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Digital Storm Krypton

 

The Digital Storm Krypton is a midrange gaming laptop that leverages the latest Nvidia and Intel hardware to deliver top-notch performance.

Excellent performance. Packs Nvidia's latest mobile graphics card. Generous port selection. High-quality sound with amplification for headphones.

FireWire 800 port protrudes slightly. Generic design with plastic construction.

Conclusion With its potent processing and graphics performance, the Digital Storm Krypton offers a lot for its midrange price, even competing against high-end systems. While paying more will get you things like improved design and construction, or a...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Digital Storm Krypton

 

The Krypton from Digital Storm is a solid—if largely nondescript—choice for a high-test gaming laptop.

Seems expensive, but it’s actually a decent deal in the highest strata of gaming laptops. Great performance, with minimal trouble along the way

Not quite on the bleeding edge, but hey, you can always upgrade. One bad drop feels like it will demolish this thing

May, 2014

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Digital Storm Krypton

 

Strong graphics and performance; Runs cool when gaming; Comfortable keyboard; Fast boot and transfer speeds ; Below-average battery life; Shallow viewing angles; Weak speakers ; The Digital Storm Krypton gaming laptop offers very strong graphics...

Below-average battery life; Shallow viewing angles; Weak speakers ; The Digital Storm Krypton gaming laptop offers very strong graphics performance and a customizable backlit keyboard.

The Digital Storm Krypton gaming laptop offers very strong graphics performance and a customizable backlit keyboard.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Digital Storm Krypton offers the same parts and design as other gaming laptops, for less

 

This is a massive 17-inch gaming laptop that's nearly a clone of other, more expensive, systems.

The Digital Storm Krypton offers the latest Intel and Nvidia components, and excellent benchmark performance, for a bit less than other gaming PC brands.

You don't get the same level of hand-holding and personalized tech support as from some other gaming boutiques. The generic off-the-shelf body is ugly, no matter the price. No touch or higher-res screen options.

The bulky, dated body of the Digital Storm Krypton doesn't feel particularly high-end, but it's great at running games at high detail settings, and can be configured to provide excellent bang for your buck.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Art Liddle (cadalyst.com)

Digital Storm Krypton

 

The Krypton mobile workstation from Digital Storm is reviewed as part of the Cadalyst Labs Report, "Mobile CAD Workstations Priced Under $2,500."

The Digital Storm Krypton mobile workstation, as configured for this review cost $2,489, which includes ground shipping and a $50 discount (good through fall 2014). It is backed by Digital Storm's Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited...

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Sound Blaster
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Onkyo

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):76.96
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1300 / 1350
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:1600

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi

Other features

Audio system:Sound Blaster
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4a
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:11.8
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:230

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.8 / 4
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx Extreme
Processor frequency:2.8 / 3.1
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I7-4810MQ / I7-4940MX
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-4800 Mobile series
Processor Socket:PGA946 / Socket G3
Processor threads:8
Stepping:C0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47 / 57
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:78937 / 78940
Processor code:SR15K
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5 x 4.7
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: Yes

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 250
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1120 / 1250 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:28.6
Height :4.6
Weight:4.1
Width:41.4