Dell Inspiron 6000(d)

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Dell Inspiron 6000
  • 1.86GHz Dothan Pentium-M 750
  • Intel 915PM
  • ATI's Mobility Radeon X300 PCI Express x16 w/128MB (core: 215MHz, memory: 215MHz)
  • ATI Graphics Driver: 8.063
  • 2 x 512MB Micron DDR2 PC3200
  • 8x DVD+-RW
  • 60GB Fujitsu 5400RPM Hard Drive (ATA100)
  • 15.4" WXGA+ display (native 1280 x 800)
  • Dell's 802.11 a/b/g WiFi card
  • Broadcom 10/100 Ethernet
  • 9 cell battery (11.1V, 7.2AH, 80WH)
Alienware Arena 51-M
  • Intel Pentium 4 3.4GHz w/512KB L2
  • SiS 648FX/SiS963L AGP8X chipset
  • ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 w/128MB (core: 445MHz, memory: 500MHz) w
  • ATI Graphic Driver: 8.10
  • NVIDIA GeForceFX Go5700 w/128MB (core: 350MHz, memory: 600MHz)
  • NVIDIA Graphic Driver: 71.80 w/ non-optimized INFs (www.laptopvideo2go.com)
  • 2 x 512MB KingMax DDR400/PC3200
  • Slimtype LiteOn DVD+RW SDW-431S (4xDVD+R, 2.4xDVD+RW)
  • 60GB Hitachi 7200RPM 8MB
  • 15.4" WSXGA+ LCD Display (native 1680 x 1050)
  • Intel's 2200BG 802.11b/g WiFi card
  • Realtek Gigabit Ethernet
  • 12 cell battery 11.V, 8.8AH, 96WH
  • 13.8" x 11.4" x 1.6"
  • 8.9 pounds
HP/Compaq's Business NC6000:
  • 2.0GHz Dothan Pentium-M 755
  • Intel 855PM chipset
  • 2 x 256MB Samsung PC2700
  • 4x DVD+RW/CD-RW (HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N)
  • 60GB Hitachi 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 w/64MB
  • 14.1" SXGA+ display (native 1400 x 1050)
  • Intel's 2200BG 802.11b/g WiFi card
  • Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet
  • HP's Bluetooth
  • 8 cell primary battery (14.4V, 4.4AH, 63WH)
  • 8 cell modular battery (14.8V, 4.4AH, 53WH)
Dell Inspiron 8600:
  • 1.7GHz Dothan Pentium-M
  • Intel 855PM chipset
  • 2 x 256MB Samsung PC2700
  • 2.4x DVD+RW/CD-RW
  • 60GB Toshiba 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • NVIDIA GeForceFX Go 5650
  • 15.4" WUXGA glare effect display (native 1920 x 1200)
  • Dell's TrueMobile 1300 802.11b/g DualBand
  • Broadcom 10/100 Ethernet
  • 6 cell battery (11.1V, 6.486AH, 72WH)
Dell Latitude D600:
  • 2.0GHz Dothan Pentium-M 755
  • Intel 855PM chipset
  • 2 x 256MB Hynix PC2100
  • 4x DVD+RW/CD-RW (HL-DT-ST DVD+RW GCA-4040N)
  • 80GBHitachi 4200RPM Hard Drive
  • ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 w/32MB
  • 14.1" SXGA+ display (native 1400 x 1050)
  • Intel's 2200BG 802.11b/g WiFi card
  • Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet
  • Dell TrueMobile 300 Bluetooth
  • 6 cell primary battery (11.1V, 4.7AH, 53WH)
  • 6 cell modular bay battery (11.1V, 4.32AH, 48WH)
Gigabyte G-Max N411
  • 1.7GHz Dothan Pentium-M 735
  • Intel 855GME chipset (16MB allocated to VRAM)
  • 1 x 512MB Hynix PC2700
  • 8x DVD-ROM/CD-RW
  • 60GB Toshiba 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 14.0" WXGA glare effect display (native 1280 x 768)
  • Intel's 2200BG 802.11b/g WiFi card
  • Realtek 10/100 Ethernet
  • 6 cell battery (11.1V, 4.4AH, 65WH)
  • 12.8" x 9.6" x 0.9"~1.1"
  • 5.1 pounds

 

Dell's Inspiron 700M:
  • 1.8 GHz Dothan Pentium-M 745
  • Intel 855GME chipset (16MB allocated to VRAM)
  • 2 x 256MB ProMOS PC2700 CL2.5
  • 8x DVD+-RW/CD-RW (Sony DW-D56A)
  • 60GB Hitachi 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 12.1" WXGA display (native 1280 x 800)
  • Dell's 1350 WLAN 802.11b/g WiFi card
  • Broadcom 10/100 Ethernet
  • 4 cell standard battery (14.8V, 2.2AH, 32WH)
  • 8 cell extended battery (14.8V, 4.4AH, 65WH)
Asus Z80K
  • AMD Mobile Athlon64 3200+
  • NVIDIA nForce3 Go150
  • ATI's Mobility Radeon 9700 w/128MB (core: 390MHz, memory: 350MHz)
  • Graphic Driver: 8.031
  • 2 x 512MB Apacer PC2700
  • 4x DVD+-RW
  • 80GB Hitachi 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 15.0" SXGA+ display (native 1400 x 1050
  • Asus' 802.11b/g WiFi card
  • Marvel Yukon 10/100 Ethernet
  • 8 cell battery (14.8V, 4.4AH, 65WH)
  • 12.9" x 10.6" x 1.65"
  • ~ 8.0 pounds
General Performance: The Winstones
"Real World" Application Performance

Business Winstone 2004 from Veritest uses scripts to tests 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 tests the performance level of a computer in multimedia rich environment:

  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
  • Adobe Premiere 6.50
  • Macromedia Director MX 9.0
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 6.1
  • Microsoft Windows Media™ Encoder 9 Version 9.00.00.2980
  • NewTek's 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. And you can read more about Multimedia Content Creation Winstone 2004 on Veritest's FAQ page.

The scores are pretty consistent with results we have seen from similarly equipped 915PM based systems on the market. What you end up getting with the new Sonoma based systems is generally better performance due to the increase front side bus speed and performance enhancements in the new platform.

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