Like we said earlier, this one is no slow mo as far as performance is concerned. In fact, in some benchmarks, it raced past the Acer Ferrari 3000, which is also reviewed in this section-it’s
The Inspiron 600M sports (a) a LAN connector tucked away neatly in one corner and (b) a PCMClA card reader port performance was especially breathtaking in the CPU intensive benchmarks such as SiSoft Sandra 2004. Take a look at the scoresheet on page 38, and pay close attention to the audio and the video encoding benchmarks, where it trashed the Ferrari Laptop by a massive margin.
The Inspiron took 17 seconds to encode our test audio a filea good 8 seconds less than the Acer Ferrari laptop. In the video encoding benchmark too, it got the job done 9 seconds quicker.
All this means that if you spend most of your time working with image editing or video encoding applications, you wont be pulling at your hair while working with the Inspiron 600M. The same can be said for gaming-thanks to the Mobility Radeon graphics processor, gaming becomes quite pleasurable.
We ran some benchmarks just to see how good the gameplay was: in the Unreal Tournament 2003 demo benchmark, the game was playable even at a resolution of 1280x960x32, showing a frame rate of 30.79 fps.
In Quake “‘ Arena too, the laptop scored 97.8 fps in the Max mode. Though this is no match for having a Mobility Radeon 9700 onboard, it gets the job done.
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