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NEC Versa S970

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of NEC Versa S970. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and portability also get good views. There are mixed reviews on the price and design, while many are critical about the keyboard and energy efficiency.

usability, portability, performance, screen, reliability

battery, energy, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the NEC Versa S970 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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NEC Versa S970 review


A highly portable business laptop

5 hour battery life ; Lightweight ; Powerful performance

Limited storage ; Low on features

For the money there's more than enough to keep the corporate user happy, but other consumers may be put off by the lack of features

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

NEC Versa S970


NEC targets the budget market with this business orientated notebook. But is it a case of you get what you pay for?

Feb, 2011

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NEC Versa S970 M21T0 review


NEC's Versa S970 is a laptop that's squarely aimed at business users. Its big advantage over its competitors is its hardware encryption, which keeps data far more secure than the software encryption found on other laptops.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Zoe Mutter (

NEC Versa S970 business laptop


The NEC Versa S970 is a smart-looking laptop that's slim and lightweight enough to be easily portable.

Although the NEC Versa S970 is reasonably priced. It's let down by the quality of its screen and the lack of case protection. Neither is it particularly easy to use due to the size of its trackpad and buttons. However, the NEC Versa S970 is easily...

Jul, 2007

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Who knew a Tablet Could Do It All?


Nonetheless, I would recommend this if you want to have it all! With an HDMI output I use this with XBMC to display all my videos in a great UI.

320 GB Hard Drive - I can pretty much use this as a storage for all my content, light gaming, movies, videos, music ; The IPS screen is really vivid and bright. I find it really clear for me when I want to read articles online or just watch a video ;...

With a 1.5 GHz Atom Dual Core I do wish that I could upgrade the RAM and boost the performance a bit ; You still can't do heavy gaming on this device, but why would you need to? It's powerful enough to play all my casual games ; I really wish I could...

Jun, 2013

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Great until it breaks.


Great speed for a tablet ; 2GB RAM is good enough for most operations ; 320 GB storage is amazing for a tablet ; Touch input operates great, until it breaks

Power input on tablet became insensitive until it was unable to be charged. I had it serviced for this ; Later on, the screen became insensitive in certain regions/entire rows/columns of the screen, followed by the power input becoming insensitive...

Apr, 2013

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Skytex Windows 7 Tablet PC


Bought this unit on the positive reviews I had read elsewhere and was not disappointed. I've had this unit for only about 2 weeks, and I really like this little tablet. It is a fully functioning PC without the limitations of most other tablets. The...

Not loaded with a lot of bloatware ; Very responsive to touch input ; Impressive speed for a tablet ; Screen very readable in bright light ; Does good job converting handwritten input to text ; 2 USB ports and one micro SD port provide external input ;...

Webcam located in upper right corner - should be more centrally located ; On my particular unit, the webcam was not always recognized by Windows. Some days it would work, some days not ; Battery life 3-4 hours could be better, but is to be expected...

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / Realtek HDA ALC888 Azalia
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5


Installed Qty:1
Number of battery cells:6


Front Camera:N


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:14.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 800

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.73
AC adapter output voltage:19


Product Type:Notebook battery
Subcategory (AG):Batteries


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA X3100
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.384


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:NEC


Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:87
Keyboard type:AZERTY


Internal memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 2 x 1


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / Realtek HDA ALC888 Azalia
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.1 x 9.45 x 1.38
Infrared data port: Yes
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.92
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz AC
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11a/b/g / Intel 802.11 a/b/g

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.73
AC adapter output voltage:19


Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 12 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing die size:107 / 143
Processor:T7100 / T7250 / T8100 / T8300
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:T7100 / T7250 / T8100 / T8300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478
Processor system type:Up
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:29759 / 31728 / 33099 / 33916
Processor code:SLA49 / SLAPR / SLAVJ
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes


Bundled software:Y
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business / Windows XP Professional


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 160

Weight & Dimensions