Thursday, December 1, 2011

Laptop Tester Review | Made in the USA | Lotus Eclipse 15 Gaming Notebook

The Lotus Eclipse-15 | The Notebook for both The Professional and The Gamer

Time to get your game on! Well that's if nobody is looking while you're at the office. Welcome to real performance fit for the best of both worlds. The Lotus Eclipse 15, America's Notebook.

While not everyone in this business can boast of having both extremely high quality gaming and sleek business design melded together in one Notebook, can! Their notebook has everything anyone could really want on both sides of the spectrum, from gaming to business this Notebook has it all. The Eclipse 15 is the notebook that is both astonishingly business minded and downright perfect for getting high frag rates playing Cod5 and let's not forget, this Notebook is also made right here in the United States of America. Yep, you read that right, it's a Notebook made right here in the good old USA!* 

If that's not a good selling point on it's own, maybe the technology packed into this bad boy is!

Their basic Eclipse 15 model starts out with the Dual Core, 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5-2430M, 3.0 GHz Turbo, 3M Cache Processor, a huge 8 GB 1333MHz DDR3 Memory bank, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M, that's the 1.5GB GDDR5 Graphics Processor Unit for banging out high FPS, so whether you're running Photoshop or World of Warcraft, you have the power to back you up. It really doesn't matter what you're into, this Notebook from is more than capable of handling it! ***Don't forget people, that's just their base model, you can configure your own with more options on their website.

Here at LaptopTester, we are proud to have discovered this system from Lotus and will be keeping their products updated on here as much as possible.

So let's continue with our review on the Eclipse 15.

While Lotus is a somewhat unknown laptop and pc company, it's customers are all too very well aware and familiar with their standards of quality and awesome customer and technical support. You can always trust in this company and everything they sell.

I would say their support is second to none, when you buy a Lotus Eclipse 15 or any other of their products, you get lifetime technical support right out of the box. 

That means if you have an unlikely issue, you have support just a simple phone call away.

Let's talk quality!
All of products are assembled right here in America, which means American quality, and American quality today has more meaning than ever before. So when you buy something from this US owned and operated company, their image stands behind everything that leaves their doors, and that image is pure USA quality.

Actually, their image is pretty cool looking too.

Look at the Eclipse 15's lid right here and tell me, how many people are going to ask you questions about what your using when you set this baby out and open the lid? Maybe the next time your at     Starbucks or at your next business meeting?

It's always nice to be unique, isn't it?

That's how we feel about the Eclipse 15. It's one Unique and Incredible Notebook. The specifications tell you right away, you're getting dependable and durable components that are second to none, and in this business of "who has what and for how much", this Eclipse 15 Notebook comes out of the box just screaming...I have everything you need!!

"Turn Me On!" 

Lotus has also done away with "bunk" software bundles, so you're getting superior high performance as soon as you turn on the power and start up this gamer / businessman dream notebook. It's tuned for maximum performance and serious satisfaction, only because Lotus believes in giving you the owner, something serious to brag about.

USB 3.0, the best USB connectivity today, 7200rpm or SSD drives are ready for your choosing, 1080p HD display, 15 inches of OMG beautiful LED backlit screenage, and top of the line sleek and stylish design. All of this and much more rolled into one hot, dependable and unique Notebook from a company that deserves your attention!

The Eclipse 15 is serious performance for less than other "brand" name notebooks who have way less to offer than Lotus does in this price range. After all when you buy from big brand named electronics, you're paying for the name sometimes more than the quality, but in this case, it's all about quality!

Go check them out now at and no matter what you do, do it with a lotus, and look smarter doing it. Oh yeah and don't forget, make sure nobody knows at the office that your notebook is also one kick ass gaming notebook, cuz we wouldn't want anyone catching on now would we!

Specs and Options for the Eclipse 15 
Display15.6" TFT LCD (Glossy or Matte) widescreen
LED backlit
1920x1080 (1080p Full HD) native screen resolution (16:9)
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5-2430M Processor
- Dual Core
- 4 Threads
- 2.4 GHz
- 3 MB Intel Smart Cache
- Intel Turbo Boost (up to 3.0 GHz)
- Intel Virtualization (VT-x)
Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM Processor
- Quad Core
- 8 Threads
- 2.0 GHz
- 6 MB Intel Smart Cache
- Intel Turbo Boost (up to 2.9 GHz)
- Intel Virtualization (VT-x)
Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Processor
- Quad Core
- 8 Threads
- 2.2 GHz
- 6 MB Intel Smart Cache
- Intel Turbo Boost (up to 3.1 GHz)
- Intel Virtualization (VT-x)

Intel® Core™ i7-2760QM Processor
- Quad Core
- 8 Threads
- 2.4 GHz
- 6 MB Intel Smart Cache
- Intel Turbo Boost (up to 3.5 GHz)
- Intel Virtualization (VT-x)

Intel® Core™ i7-2860QM Processor
- Quad Core
- 8 Threads
- 2.5 GHz
- 8 MB Intel Smart Cache
- Intel Turbo Boost (up to 3.6 GHz)
- Intel Virtualization (VT-x)
ChipsetIntel HM65
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
MemoryUp to 8 GB DDR3 - in 2 slots
- or -
Up to 16 GB DDR3 - in 4 slots (Core i7 only)
1333 MHz or 1600 MHz (Core i7 only)
Hard Drive2.5-inch
Serial ATA
7200 RPM
SSD Supported

Two (2) HDDs/SSDs supported by replacing optical drive
Optical DriveTray-loading DVD±RW DL (DVD burner/player)
- or -
HDD/SSD in Mounting Bracket (replaces ODD)
Operating SystemGenuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate 64-bit
Connectivity Specs
I/O Ports- 1x DVI-I
- 1x HDMI
- 2x USB 2.0
- 2x USB 3.0
- 1x eSATA
- 1x FireWire IEEE 1394a
- 1x Headphone-out
- 1x Line-out
- 1x Line-in
- 1x Microphone-in
- 1x S/PDIF Audio-out
- 1x Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
- 1x Kensington Lock Hole
Card Reader3-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
NetworkingGigabit Ethernet & 802.11n Wi-Fi
BluetoothBuilt-in Bluetooth 3.0
Other Features and Specifications
Audio2 stereo speakers + Subwoofer
Integrated microphone (near touchpad)
External 7.1 audio through output jacks
THX TruStudio Pro
WebcamBuilt-in 2.0 MP camera
Shortcut KeysHotkeys integrated in keyboard
Keyboard/TouchpadFull-size notebook keyboard with built-in dedicated number pad
WASD keys marked for gaming
Integrated Fingerprint Reader
Touchpad with Multi-gesture and Scrolling
Battery/Adapter8-cell lithium-ion battery
120W AC adapter
Dimensions & Weight14.8" x 10.1" x 1.4-1.7" (tapered)
Approximately 6.8 lbs

*All Products are assembled in America from mostly imported components  

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