Benchmark comparisons - Dell Inspiron 1520
I will be using this post to compare the benchmarking results of my notebook with those of similar models.
(Updating as and when i get my results & comparable results)
HDTune - A 7200rpm drive beats a 5400rpm drive by a huge margin.
A Samsung 160 GB 5400 rpm drive
The Seagate 160GB 7200 rpm drive has almost 1.5-2 times the transfer rates and burst rates. And access time is less by 25%.
A faster HDD helps reduce the load times for applications and games and also helps to get video encoding jobs done faster. Though the difference is simple usage will be hardly noticeable, you feel the difference while moving from one section of a map to another in a game.
Super Pi - I have a score of 1min 2sec without any overclocking. I haven't found any review with the super pi score for the Asus G1S.
Dell Inspiron 1520 (2.0GHz Intel T7300) 0m 59s
Dell XPS M1330 (2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7300) 0m 58s
Asus G1 (Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz) 1m 02s
Acer Aspire 5920G (2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7300) 0m 58s
Dell Inspiron 1420 (2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7500) 0m 54s
Mine is a couple of seconds on the slow side, there were too many background processes running, most of which i had never heard of, so i didn't turn them off. Also i had this review open in Word, Paint.net/Firefox was also open & wifi was on, since these were all in idle state i thought they won't affect the test. I will have to retry again by shutting down as many applications/processes as possible.