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Dell Inspiron 700m
  • 1.8GHz Dothan Pentium-M 745
  • Intel 855GME
  • Graphics Driver:
  • 2 x 256MB ProMOS DDR PC2700
  • 4x DVD+-RW/8x DVD+-R/2.4x DVD+R DL/24x CD-RW combo
  • 60GB Fujitsu 5400RPM Hard Drive (ATA100)
  • 12.1" WXGA display (native 1280 x 800)
  • Intel's 2200BG 802.11b/g WiFi card
  • Broadcom 10/100 Ethernet
  • 4 cell battery (14.8V, 2.2AH, 32WH)


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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.

While the 700m uses the older 855GME chipset, the performance benefits of the newer chipsets are minimal in regard to the needs of the average user. Overall, it falls in line with what we expected from a 1.8GHz Dothan Pentium-M system.

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