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Everex StepNote NC1503

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Everex StepNote NC1503. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and energy efficiency. The design and screen also get good feedback. There are mixed opinions on the portability and usability. The touchpad and reliability get negative comments.

price, screen, design, energy, image quality

performance, battery, durability, reliability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Everex StepNote NC1503 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: zon (

Nice little Laptop, and works great using Linux :-)


Nice little computer.


Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: Curt (

Good Machine


Small HDD, the loaded software including vista was bogging up the machine, and made it extremely slow.

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: happy customer (

everex nc1503


great laptop for that price ; I installed xp pro and 512 mb more ; Runs well overall applications ; It has a dvd burner ; You can get a more powerful notebook for more money ; This is great for $399

it comes with ms vista,instead of xp ; Easy to install xp pro though

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: TGun (

EVEREX NC1503 NoteBook VIA C7-M 1.50GHz 15.4" Wide XGA 512MB Memory DDR2 533 60GB HDD 5400rpm Dual layer DVD Burner VIA Chrome 9 HC IGP


This will NOT run WoW, of FEAR or Stalker like a previous poster wrote. It will however with some extra ram, run Vista well. Its not a gaming laptop. If you want that check the Everex XT5000T. Best bang for buck on the planet.

Price, upgradability

IGP chipset

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Rob (

Nice second laptop


I bought this to replace an old desktop used primarily for web surfing and email. For that purpose, it works fine. It is very slow to load Vista even with an extra 512MB of RAM, but works OK the intended purpose. I don't like the keyboard (keys have...

Inexpensive. Nice screen. Low power consumption

Performance. Keyboard

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: ComputerGeek (



Get it while it last

This laptop is very very fast. I ran World of warcraft at high resolution settings. I also played FEAR , GRAWL stalker at high settings. extremelty fast highly recommended. Plays good with Windows vista


Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

Centos5works great on this PC


Added 1GB RAM before looking at Vista - still a bit slow but useable. DVD playback smooth with some disks bit jumpy with others. Open office firefox and thunderbird all pretty good on this PC. Switched to Centos 4.5 and it worked well - tried Centos...

Price and great display ; WiFi works great

A bit slow with Vista (with 1.5GB) - smooth and quick with Centos 5.0 ; Battery life a bit short ; Centos5 note:- will not boot from a good boot DVD but boots fine from CD

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great PCLinux Laptop


Do yourself a favor install PCLINUX from [its a free download] or order a ready made copy. Then turn this unit into a REALLY FAST laptop. You will be very surprised at just how fast this copumter can be.

This unit is 100% operating system compatable; Free download of PCLINUX, and with the extra 500meg combo deal "The unit really flys"...Great display,light weight,long battery life,really fast linux computer

Windows Visa runs very,very slooooow. Even with the extra 500 meg=total 1 gig makes very little difference. Vista is not the operating system for this computer

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: R1 Rydah (

nice budgetnotebook


The notebook works fine, but I was sold an open box, listed as new… I noticed slight scratches, and some of the Cyberlink 30 day trial software was expired upon me trying to use it for the 1st time (apparently "Clair" was the previous owner) but aside...

Price, nice display

Like everyone else has said you have to upgrade the ram to make it usable with vista, I maxed it out to 2 GB, and now it runs pretty good

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Dman877 (

Budget laptop


I bought this for an internet surfer and never planned to use Vista. I tried it out and I like the look of Vista but this thing REALLY chugs in Vista. I tried installing XP but it crashed every time during the install so I went all the way back to...

Nice display ; Doesn't get hot or noisy ; DVD writer w/DL capability ; Price

Can't run Vista ; Crashes when I try to install XP ; No PCMCIA slots or card reader

Jun, 2007

Product Specifications

Do it all with the Everex StepNote NC1503. Utilizing the VIA C7-M processor, the latest evolution of the Best-Selling NC1500 provides users with ultra-low power consumption, advanced security features and 1.5GHz performance at a mere 12W peak power, allowing the new StepNote to retain the title as the world's most energy efficient notebook. Running genuine Windows Vista Home Basic operating system, the NC1503 lets you watch and create your own CDs and DVDs on a 15.4" DiamondBrite widescreen display, email friends and family or surf the Internet with either the built-in 56k modem, broadband-ready 10/100 Ethernet port or wireless 802.11b/g.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Manufacturer:Everex Systems
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Everex StepNote

Input Device

Type:Glide Pad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Basic
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic


Clock Speed:1.5GHz


Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:VIA Chrome9 HC