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iBuyPower Battalion 101 M865TU

iBuyPower Battalion 101 M865TU
alaScore 77

8 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of iBuyPower Battalion 101 M865TU. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the durability and price are on the whole positive. Many are critical about the design and portability. Reviews about the battery and screen are different.

sound, price, durability

portability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the iBuyPower Battalion 101 M865TU is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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iBuyPower Battalion 101


This rig has plenty of power for blasting baddies, but its design could be more exciting.

The iBuyPower Battalion 101 (M865TU) offers top-of-the-line gaming performance, even at its high native resolution. However, for over two grand, we wish that iBuyPower had paid as much attention to its notebook's build quality and design as it did the...

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iBuyPower Battalion 101 M865TU – Unsexiest gaming laptop ever


When it comes to gaming laptops, things get crazy because all sorts of hardware is crammed in to the limited room chassis in order to make sure you get all the eye candy in games. The quality might not be as good as PC or console games but still the...

This might be the unsexiest gaming laptop ever but the performance tells a different story. Buy this laptop for gaming if Alienware is out of your budget.

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Review Of The iBuyPower Battalion 101 M865TU Laptop


Talking about the audio performance, the inbuilt speakers aren't all that great and tend to be harsh and tinny at times. Though are loud enough for a small room, I would still recommend using a headset. During calls made through Skype the audio quality...

Killer graphics, good CPU performance, offers a lot of gaming force

Speakers aren't that great, low battery life

The iBuyPower has deifinitely paid more attention to the hardware and has definitely succeeded in accomplishing what it set out to do by coming up with a high-end gaming system. However I seriously wish that they had come up with a more a dandy and...


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iBuypower Battalion 101 CZ-9 Ultra


If you don't mind a smaller screen and can live without playing games at their highest resolutions, then the iBuypower Battalion 101 CZ-9 Ultra is a great deal.

Great performance for the price; good battery life

Unremarkable display; plain design

If you’re looking for a great-performing midrange notebook with real gaming chops and an affordable price—and if you don't mind a nondescript exterior—then the Battalion 101 CZ-9 is a solid choice

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Good Solid Product


I am a retired photographer and filmmaker. I still produce product and training videos for commercial\/industrial companies. The locations are often hostile for both video and audio. I\'ve used the Audio-Technica ATR55 Condenser Shotgun Microphone...

Durable","Great Sound Quality","Lightweight","Simple Use

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Good Deal


Needs Mono to Stereo Adapter, Good Sound Quality, Does what it is advertised to do

Great Sound Quality","Lightweight","Simple Use

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Best bang for the money


I had different mics, including the big names, and I was amazed of the quality this one can deliver specially for the money you pay. Well worth it, if you don\'t want to spend over 250-400 this is a good investment. I don\'t know the durability yet,...

Great Sound Quality","Lightweight","Simple Use

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Works great.[...]


For home video production use. Great price, good quality. Sound is good if you are up close. \'Tele\' setting gets a little noisy. But otherwise good.

Great Sound Quality","Lightweight","Simple Use

Product Specifications

iBuyPower's mission is to provide a complete computing solution to meet the needs of the surrounding community and customers nationwide.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Model:101 Z92T
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:iBuyPower Battalion

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


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

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.81GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:TL-56
Type:Turion 64 X2 mobile technology


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600