We tested the HP Pavilion laptop utilizing SiSoft's Sandra 2000 Professional to get synthetic specific subsystem benchmark performance, and then we utilized Id's Quake III demo to get some type of real world overall performance. Remember, we were not able to get Ziff Davis Content Creation 2000 benchmark to complete an entire run, so Quake III was the best we could come up with. We setup Quake III demo in the fastest setting possible. This way, we took the majority of the stress off the video card in order to look at the system performance overall without concentrating on the video too much.
We compared the laptop against a similarly equipped desktop system in order to get some type of reference.
Test Systems Configurations
HP Pavilion N5150 Notebook Config:
Processor: Mobile Intel Pentium III 600 MHz w/ SpeedStep Motherboard/Chipset: Unknown/Intel 440ZXM-100 Memory: 192 Megs PC-100 SDRAM Video Card: S3 Savage/IX w/4 MB SGRAM Hard Drive: 10.1 gig ATA-33 Operating System: Microsoft Windows Me
"Home Grown" Desktop System Config:
Processor: Intel Pentium III 600 MHz Coppermine Motherboard/Chipset: ABIT VA6/Via Apollo 133A Memory: 128 Megs PC-133 SDRAM Video Card: LeadTek WinFast GeForce 2 GTS 32 Meg Hard Drive: Western Digital Expert 18.1 gig ATA-66 Operating System: Microsoft Windows Me