Lenovo ThinkPad X100e Ultraportable Review

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SiSoftware Sandra Benchmarks and Multimedia

Testing with SiSoft SANDRA 2009
Synthetic Benchmarks

We continued our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA 2009, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant.  We ran four of the built-in subsystem tests (CPU Arithmetic, Multimedia, Memory Bandwidth, Physical Disks). All of the scores reported below were taken with the processor running at its default speed along with 2GB of DDR2 RAM running in dual-channel mode.

CPU Arithmetic Test; Click To Enlarge

CPU Multimedia Test; Click To Enlarge

Memory Bandwidth Test; Click To Enlarge

Physical Disc Test; Click To Enlarge

See that Athlon Neo keeping pace with far more robust processors? It's definitely powerful versus some other low-power, mobile CPUs. The 5400RPM hard drive was certainly a bit slow compared to 7200RPM contemporaries, but all in all, we think the ThinkPad X100e showed well against the baseline configurations here.

To test multimedia capabilities, we attempt to play back a 720p WMVHD clip, a 720p H.264 clip and a 1080p clip. We've also included two screenshots of the 1080p clip from prior test rigs to give you a better idea of CPU utilization from rival systems.

Click To Enlarge; 720 H.264

Click To Enlarge; 720p WMVHD

Click To Enlarge; 1080p

Click To Enlarge; 1080p on HP Mini 311 w/ Ion

Click To Enlarge; 1080p on Asus Eee PC 1201N w/ Ion

Talked about a mixed bag. We had an easier time playing back a 1080p test clip than a 720p test clip, yet another 720p test clip played back perfectly fine--thre was probably an issue with a particular codec that came pre-installed. We wouldn't push things to 1080p unless we had to (the screen can't handle the resolutions anyway), but it can manage most HD resolution files just fine.

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