Asus Eee PC T91 Swivel-Screen Tablet Netbook

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 SiSoftware Sandra (the System Analyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. It should provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices.

 SiSoftware SANDRA
CPU, HDD, Memory


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The Intel Atom Z520 (1.33GHz) fared fine in Sandra's CPU-specific test compared to similarly slow CPUs, but obviously it couldn't hold a candle to even low-end full-size notebooks. As we've mentioned, it exhibited enough power for basic tasks, but even light-duty multimedia playback and gaming are a no-go here. This CPU is built for Web surfing, email and not much else.

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In the CPU multimedia testing, the Z520 held its own, but only when compared to rivals in the same range. In reality, the multimedia performance suffered, and we certainly wouldn't recommend this setup for anyone interested in watching videos on their netbook.

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As expected, the Eee PC T91 didn't exhibit the strongest scores in the memory bandwidth department with its single-channel configuration and only one 1GB stick of DDR2 RAM.

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The 16GB SSD bundled in here was the one saving grace internally. Everything else was underpowered, but the SSD enabled quick boot-ups and relatively fast application loading. Switching apps was snappy, and performance felt great. Of course, 16GB is small, but hey, you can't have it all in an 8.9" netbook.

To test multimedia capabilities, we attempt to play back a 720p WMVHD clip, a 720p H.264 clip and a 1080p clip.

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The Eee PC T91 couldn't play back any high-def file with complete smoothness. Even High Quality YouTube videos were stressing the system. In short, the T91 isn't the machine to get if you're into multimedia viewing. The CPU and GPU are simply too low-end for this kind of work, even lower than most other netbooks with the Atom N270 + GMS 950 combo.

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