Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Ultraportable Notebook

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Futuremark PCMark Vantage

For our next round of benchmarks, we ran the complete Futuremark PCMark Vantage test suite. This integral component of our testing toolbox provides a solid assessment of a system's overall performance.

"The PCMark Suite is a collection of various single- and multi-threaded CPU, Graphics and HDD test sets with the focus on Windows Vista application tests. Tests have been selected to represent a subset of the individual Windows Vista Consumer scenarios. The PCMark Suite includes CPU, Graphics, Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and a subset of Consumer Suite tests."

 Futuremark PCMark Vantage
Simulated Application Performance

During our ThinkPad X300 review, we ran into some issues with running PCMark Vantage which is why the Memory and Overall performance number are missing from the graph above. The X200 exhibited similar problems initially but we were eventually able to coax it to successfully complete the entire benchmark suite.

According to the PCMark Vantage's overall score, the X200 is the best performer out of our comparison machines. It received top scores in nearly every single PCMark module with the notable exception of the hard drive module. The X300 performed the best in the hard drive module by a significant margin but it was the only notebook in the group equipped with a solid-state drive. Out of the notebooks equipped with traditional mechanical drives, the X200 performed the best by a large margin.

Overall, the X200 was the best performer of the lot, at least according to PCMark Vantage. The X200 packs the fastest processor and the newest chipset out of the group as well, so this isn't too surprising.

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