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X300 performance - seeking feedback and advice

2008-04-12, 2:15 AM
How does the X300 perform with
XPSP2
   vs.
Vista Business in not-fancy-Aero-graphics-mode ?
(please no blatant Vista bashing, am already familiar with it)

Assume 3GB of RAM and typical multi-task usage to be:
2 windows of Firefox, each with 6 tabs
5 tabs IE
Thunderbird
2 Excel spreadsheets
iTunes
Skype


Experienced feedback very much appreciated.  I currently have a T60P Vista Biz with 2GB and can run the above acceptably.


Message Edited by JayNYC on 04-11-2008 07:17 PM
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Re: X300 performance - seeking feedback and advice

2008-04-12, 16:22 PM
Hi,

I'm interesting to know how fast is this notebook comparing to my A31p with 2GHz Pentium M??

Thanks!

cu

Stephan
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Re: X300 performance - seeking feedback and advice

2008-04-13, 12:19 PM


stephan wrote:
Hi,

I'm interesting to know how fast is this notebook comparing to my A31p with 2GHz Pentium M??

Thanks!

cu

Stephan



I'm not quite sure if you realize that the Pentium M 2GHz can't be really compared(performance-wise) to the X300 CPU?
The X300 CPU is one of the latest Intel CPUs which aren't even officially available yet. It seems it is the same CPU Apple uses in the Macbook Air, just at a lower CPU frequency (1.2 instead of 1.6/1.8 GHz).
The Intel SL7100 dual core CPU has been optimized for the typical usage of video, office, etc.
In my opinion it can handle ANY load with the exception of 3D games.
The Intel X3100 graphics adapter also helps with video performance, it has aprox. 50% more punch than the well known Intel 945/950 chipset.
 
I'm running Vista Business with 3GB RAM, Aero is activate. At the same time, Norton Internet Security 2008 is running in the background with full realtime protection enabled. I played various video files using Amazon Unbox video client and iTunes, no stuttering, no issues at all, all the time played FULLSCREEN. The video files were played from a portable HDD, not the internal SSD, SSD playback should be even better(faster).
 
I'm also running MS Office 2007 Enterprise on my X300, again: no problems whatsoever.
 
That said, I think that the X300 can replace almost ANY previous laptop on the market with the exception of so called "gaming laptops" and/or laptops with special graphics adapters for architectural/design/etc. purposes.
X300 (6478-15G), Intel SL7100 CPU 1.2GHz and X3100 GPU, 3GB RAM, 64GB SSD, HSDPA, Vista Business 32bit, 6 cell and 3 cell bay battery
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Re: X300 performance - seeking feedback and advice

2008-04-15, 3:12 AM
i second that. i am using vista business with a pile of apps and office 2007 enterprise with no lags. it is extremely fast.
 
i will up to 4gb of ram from current of two soon.  i use owa and remote desktop with no lag. it is a pleasure to use.
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