HP Pavilion dm1z Fusion Ultralight Notebook Review

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Futuremark 3DMark 06 / 11 & PCMark Vantage



 
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Covering the bases
 HP Pavilion dm1z

AMD E-350 Zacate (Fusion)
(1.6GHz)

3GB DDR3

AMD Radeon HD
6310M Graphics

On-Board Wi-Fi
On-Board Audio

1x320GB Hard Drive         
7200 RPM SATA

Windows 7
Professional (64-bit)

11.6" LED LCD Display
(native 1366x768)
MSI X-Slim X370

AMD E-350 Zacate (Fusion)
(1.6GHz)

4GB DDR3

AMD Radeon HD
6310M Graphics

On-Board Wi-Fi
On-Board Audio

1x500GB Hard Drive         
7200 RPM SATA

Windows 7
 Professional (64-bit)

11.6" LED LCD Display
(native 1366x768)
Lenovo ThinkPad X120e

AMD E-350 Zacate (Fusion)
(1.6GHz)

4GB DDR3

AMD Radeon HD
6310M Graphics

On-Board Wi-Fi
On-Board Audio

1x320GB Hard Drive         
7200 RPM SATA

Windows 7
Professional (64-bit)

11.6" LED LCD Display
(native 1366x768)
Asus Eee PC 1201N

I
ntel Atom 330
(1.6GHz)

2GB DDR2

NVIDIA Ion 2 GPU
(Based on GeForce 210M)

On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio

1x250GB Hard Drive          
5400 RPM SATA

Windows 7 Home
Premium SP1 (32-bit)

12.1" LED LCD Display
(native 1366x768)



 Performance Comparisons with 3DMark06
 Details: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark06/

The Futuremark 3DMark06 CPU benchmark consists of tests that use the CPU to render 3D scenes, rather than the GPU. It runs several threads simultaneously and is designed to utilize multiple processor cores.


You'll notice that the scores of the dm1z and the X120e are extremely similar. In this test, the two machines are effectively impossible to tell apart. There's an extra gigabyte of RAM in the X120e, which likely makes some of the difference, but otherwise we're looking at comparable results. Either way, Fusion handily beats platforms of yesteryear.


  HP Pavilion dm1z 3DMark 06 Score


 Performance Comparisons with Futuremark PCMark Vantage
 Details: http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/pcmarkvantage/introduction/
We ran the system through Futuremark’s latest system performance metric PCMark Vantage as well. This benchmark suite creates a host of different usage scenarios to simulate different types of workloads including High Definition video and movie playback and manipulation, gaming, image editing and manipulation, music compression, communications, and productivity. We like the fact that most of the tests are multi-threaded as well, in order to exploit the additional resources offered by multi-core processors.


Yet again, this is a great example of how the Zacate E-350 APU is much more powerful than AMD's Neo before it, and also more powerful than an Atom + ION combo. These numbers are proof that AMD really cranked up the performance on Fusion, and you can definitely feel it in real-world use.  Though we should also note that the Eee PC 1201N tested here also has a slower 5400RPM hard drive, which will affect this test, especially in the music test, where disk access is more frequent.


HP Pavilion dm1z PCMark Vantage Score

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