Centrino Duo Whitebook: A Do-It-Yourself Laptop
PC World's WorldBench 5.0
With WorldBench 5.0, we run a series of pre-configured scripts that we believe give a well rounded view of system performance. The tests we focus on are Office XP SP2, Photoshop 7, Nero and multitasking.
Below we have the results from our WorldBench tests, WorldBench 5's Photoshop 7, Nero, Office XP and multitasking modules. These results are recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance here, so the shorter the bar the better.
We've put our Whitebook up against the Sony VAIO VGN-SZ150P/C for our WorldBench tests. The VAIO's Core Duo T2400 was no match for our Whitebook's T2600 and it shows in our benchmark results. Besides the processor, the only other major difference between the two systems is that the VAIO used slightly slower DDR2 533 instead of the 667 used in our Whitebook.
Our Whitebook's advantage was even more evident in the Nero test, beating the VAIO out by just over 200 seconds. This is probably because the Nero test benefited more from our Whitebook's faster processor and faster DRAM configuration.
The MS Office test was a slightly different story. Here, the VAIO was able to sneak ahead of the Z96JS by a little over 10 seconds.
WorldBench v5.0's multitask test simultaneously runs Mozilla 1.4 and Windows Media Encoder 9.0 to simulate a real-world multitasking scenario. While both systems achieved good scores thanks to their dual core processors, our Whitebook handily beats the VAIO once again.