Toshiba's Portégé R705 13.3" Ultraportable Notebook

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Futuremark 3DMark 06 & PCMark Vantage



 
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Covering the bases
Toshiba Portégé R705-P40

Intel Core i5-460M
(2.53GHz)

4GB DDR3

Intel GMA HD

On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio

1x520GB Hard Drive         
5400 RPM SATA

Windows 7
Home Premium (64-bit)

13.3" LED LCD Display
(native 1366x768)
Asus U43F

Intel Core i5-450M
(2.4GHz)

4GB DDR3

Intel GMA HD
(Arrandale)

On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio

1x640GB Hard Drive         
5400 RPM SATA

Windows 7
Home Premium (64-bit)

14" LED LCD Display
(native 1366x768)
Asus U30Jc

Intel Core i3-350M
(2.26GHz)

4GB DDR3

512B NVIDIA GT 310M +
Intel GMA (Optimus)

On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio

1x320GB Hard Drive
5,400 RPM SATA

Windows 7
Home Premium (64-bit)

13.3" LED backlit Display
(native 1366x768
Samsung R580

Intel Core i5-430M
(2.26GHz)

4GB DDR3

512B NVIDIA GT 310M

On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio

1x500GB Hard Drive
5,400 RPM SATA

Windows 7
Home Premium (32-bit)

15.6" LED backlit 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.



Here, it's easy to see how the integrated GPU falls short of similar machines with discrete GPUs like the NVIDIA Optimus infused Asus U30Jc. Similarly, the Samsung R580 destroys the R705, even with a weaker CPU, thanks to the discrete NVIDIA GPU. But surprisingly, the Portégé manages to hold steady with the other competitors within the confines of its svelte enclosure. We were actually somewhat impressed with the gaming and multi-media playback results of the machine.


  Toshiba Portégé R705-P40 3DMark 06 Score


 Performance Comparisons with Futuremark PCMark Vantage
 Details: http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/pcmarkvantage/introduction/

Next we ran the system through Futuremark’s latest system performance metric PCMark Vantage. 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. 


Here you'll see that the R705 more or less aligns directly with Asus' U43F, a 14" ultraportable with similar specifications but a somewhat smaller price tag ($899 MSRP). It managed to outpace the other two similarly configured machines here, and when you consider that it's the smallest of the bunch, that's pretty impressive.


Toshiba Portege R705-P40 PCMark Vantage Score

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