Asus W2V: DTR Notebook

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Test System and General Performance

HotHardware's Mobile Test Systems
A Sampling of Notebooks...
  • 2.13GHz Intel Pentium M 770
  • Intel 915PM Chipset
  • 2 x 512MB DDR2 533MHz memory
  • 128MB ATI Mobility Radeon X700
  • 8x Panasonic DVD+/-RW slot-load with dual-layer support
  • 100GB Fujitsu 4200RPM Hard Drive (ATA100)
  • 17.0" WSXGA display (native 1680x1050)
  • Intel Pro 2915 a/b/g WiFi card
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 8 cell Li-Ion battery


In order to keep the list of notebooks from getting exceedingly long and turning this page into a scrolling race, we are going to archive past notebook specs in an Excel file (HTM format) which will be updated with every notebook review (click here).

General Performance: The Winstones
"Real World" Application Performance

Business Winstone 2004 from Veritest uses scripts to test the performance level of a computer in business related applications:

  • Microsoft Access 2002
  • Microsoft Excel 2002
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
  • Microsoft Project 2002
  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Norton AntiVirus Professional Edition 2003
  • WinZip 8.1

Multimedia Content Creation Winstone 2004 from Veritest uses scripts to test the performance level of a computer in multimedia rich environments:

  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
  • Adobe Premiere 6.5
  • Macromedia Director MX 9.0
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 6.1
  • Microsoft Windows Media™ Encoder 9 Version
  • NewTek LightWave 3D 7.5b
  • Steinberg™ WaveLab™ 4.0f

Higher scores here indicate better performance. You can read more about Business Winstone 2004 on Veritest's FAQ page. You can also read more about Multimedia Content Creation Winstone 2004 on Veritest's FAQ page.

Armed with some potent hardware, it is no surprise to see the ASUS defeat all but a single competitor. Without question, this is an extremely capable system for any typical application you'd use on a day to day basis.

Viewing the results for Content Creation Winstone, we see a similar trend as before. Again, the W2V is able to oust all but the Dell XPS Gen 2 though the margin of victory is certainly slim. Overall, this is excellent performance for a mobile platform.

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