Tablets running the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system may be overpriced, but that, fortunately, does not apply to laptops, so there are still plenty of notebooks that won't butcher all bank accounts nearby.
The Terra Mobile 1529 from Wortmann AG is one such notebook. Unlike other laptop makers, who mostly focus on high-end or unusual designs and seldom make press releases for mid-range models, Wortmann AG often announces mainstream product like this.
First off, the central processing unit at the heart of the machine is the Core i3-3110M, a dual-core chip with a clock speed of 2.4 GHz, Hyper-Threading support, and 3 MB of cache memory.
4 GB of DDR3 RAM (random access memory) back the chip up. Overall, it is a strong pair, though not overly so.
On that note, the CPU, like all other Core-series processors, boasts an Integrated graphics chip (Intel HD 4000).
There is no discrete graphics card from AMD or NVIDIA here, so no games. By all accounts, businessmen and people who like to surf the Internet are the most likely to make the best of it.
We would add multimedia lovers to the list if the display were better. While the size of 15 inches is large enough, the native resolution of the panel 1366 x 768 pixels (HD), isn't the best. At least the LED backlighting makes sure power consumption is at a minimum.
The rest of the specifications are the same as on any other random laptop: 4 GB of RAM, a hard disk drive for storage (500 GB), an optical drive (DVD writer), a multi-card reader (9-in-1), two USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet support, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi (wireless networking), Bluetooth and a webcam (2 megapixels).
All in all, when also factoring in the 6-cell battery, the Wortmann AG Terra Mobile 1529 laptop weighs 2.2 kilos / 4.85 pounds. The price is of 619 Euro, or $619-788.