Asus 13.3" U30Jc Laptop, Optimus-Enabled Mobility

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Futuremark PCMark Vantage

Next we ran the Asus U30Jc 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 HD media 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.

It's important to note here that this Core i3 CPU crushes the CULV and Core 2 Duo options we put it up against, all of which cost around as much (if not more) than the U30Jc at launch. The only machines that managed to score higher were the Core i5 notebook and the Core i7 gaming rig, though the Core i5 machine just barely pulled ahead. All in all, it's looking like the Core i3 here is capable of holding its own, and these impressive numbers definitely reflect the positive experience we had in using it.

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