Eurocom Monster 1.0 11.6" Gaming Notebook Review

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PCMark 7 and PCMark Vantage

Futuremark's PCMark 7 is the latest version of the PCMark suite. It has updated application performance measurements targeted for a Windows 7 environment. Here's what Futuremark says is incorporated in the base PCMark suite and the Entertainment suite, the two modules we have benchmark scores for you here.

Futuremark PCMark 7
General Application and Multimedia Performance

Futuremark's PCMark 7 is the latest version of the PCMark suite. It has updated application performance measurements targeted for a Windows 7 environment. Here's what Futuremark says is incorporated in the base PCMark suite and the Entertainment suite, the two modules we have benchmark scores for you here.

Storage
-Windows Defender
-Importing pictures
-Gaming

Video Playback and transcoding
Graphics
-DirectX 9

Image manipulation
Web browsing and decrypting

The Entertainment test is a collection of workloads that measure system performance in entertainment scenarios using mostly application workloads. Individual tests include recording, viewing, streaming and transcoding TV shows and movies, importing, organizing and browsing new music and several gaming related workloads. If the target system is not capable of running DirectX 10 workloads then those tests are skipped. At the end of the benchmark run the system is given an Entertainment test score.



If the Monster were competing as an ultrabook or other smallish notebook, this would be a truly impressive score. As it is, we’re looking at this machine as a gaming notebook, and judging by that criteria a 4295 isn’t bad, but it leaves something to be desired. A better GPU would make that score explode. C’est la vie.

Futuremark PCMark Vantage
Simulated General Desktop Performance

Next up, we ran our test systems through Futuremark’s previous generation total-system performance evaluation tool, PCMark Vantage. PCMark Vantage runs through a host of different usage scenarios to simulate different types of workloads including High Definition TV and movie playback and manipulation, gaming, image editing and manipulation, music compression, communications, and productivity.



Remember that SSD living inside the Monster? It scorched the competition in PCMark Vantage. Granted, this test is affected perhaps too much by SSD performance, but nearly doubling the next closest score is still quite a feat.
 

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