Acer Aspire 1551 11.6" Notebook Review

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 Acer Aspire 1551-5448

AMD Turion II Neo X2 K625
(1.5GHz)

4GB DDR3

AMD Mobility
Radeon HD 4225 IGP

On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio

1x320GB Hard Drive         
5400 RPM SATA

Windows 7
Home Premium (64-bit)

11.6" LED LCD Display
(native 1366x768)
Lenovo ThinkPad X100e

AMD Athlon Neo (MV-40)
(1.66GHz)

2GB DDR2

Radeon HD 3200 IGP

On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio

1x250GB Hard Drive          
5400 RPM SATA

Windows 7
Professional (32-bit)

11.6" LED LCD Display
(native 1366x768)
HP Mini 311

Intel Atom N270
(1.6GHz)

2GB DDR2

NVIDIA Ion GPU
(Based on 9400M)


On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio

1x250GB Hard Drive          
5400 RPM SATA


Windows 7 Home
Premium (32-bit)

11.6" LED LCD Display
(native 1366x768)
Asus Eee PC 1215N

Intel Atom D525
(1.8GHz)

2GB DDR3

Intel GMA HD
(Pineview) +
NVIDIA Ion 2

On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio

1x250GB Hard Drive         
5400 RPM SATA

Windows 7
Home Premium (64-bit)

12" LED LCD Display
(native 1366x768)



 Performance Comparisons with 3DMark06
 Details: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark06/

The Futuremark 3DMark06 CPU benchmark consists of tests that use the CPU to render 3D scenes, rather than the GPU. It runs several threads simultaneously and is designed to utilize multiple processor cores.



When looking at the 3D Mark 06 scores, we see the Eee PC 1215N dominating the competition. But remember, it has an Ion 2 graphics chip under its hood. The Acer Aspire 1551 holds it own quite well given that it's relying on an integrated chipset, and while these scores prove that it's not capable of hardcore gaming, it's definitely powerful enough to handle 720p/1080p multi-media playback.


Acer Aspire 1551-5448 3DMark 06 Score




 Performance Comparisons with Futuremark PCMark Vantage
 Details: http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/pcmarkvantage/introduction/

Next we ran the system through Futuremark’s latest system performance metric PCMark Vantage. This benchmark suite creates a host of different usage scenarios to simulate different types of workloads including High Definition video and movie playback and manipulation, gaming, image editing and manipulation, music compression, communications, and productivity. We like the fact that most of the tests are multi-threaded as well, in order to exploit the additional resources offered by multi-core processors. 


On less GPU-intense benchmarks, you see the performance benefits that we have been talking about. In overall performance, the Aspire 1551 surpasses the competition easily. So basically, in every case outside of gaming, this unit outpaces its rivals.



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