I ran PCMark04
benchmark on my IBM T42p
notebook, so here are the results.
PCMark: 3261 PCMarks
Since most of the review sites run the benchmark on a brand new machine without any additional software installed, I tried to simulate that by closing all the applications on my taskbar including virus scanning and firewall. Here are the results once I shutdown most of my application.
PCMark: 3586 PCMarks
The Harddisk score has gone down from the previous run, may be becuase I shut down the Active Protection System, will post new results after another round.
I chose PCMark04 because its measures the application performance which is what I will be using my laptop 99% of the time. I am pretty happy with the results because one of my friend also ran the bench mark on a AthlonXP 3000+ desktop with 768 MB RAM, 100 GB SATA Harddisk with 8 MB Cache and here are the results.
Did you notice IBM T42p beats a high end desktop hands down? Moreover did you also notice Pentium M 1.8 Centrino takes down an AthlonXP 3000+ in the CPU performance test? However SATA with 8MB Cache Rules :-)
I know some people who are using HP nc6000 notebooks. This review shows
that nc6000 has a PCMark 2004 score of 3170.
HPs nw8000, which is in the mainstream(above 6 pounds) notebook category, (T42p is in the Thin and Light Category), has a PCMark04 score of 3776
, however if you do a performace/Doller analysis still I have a upper hand considering I spent only 2500 USD on the my T42p.
nw8000 = 3776/2920 = 1.30
T42p = 3586/2500 = 1.43
Me happy and satisfied with how my laptop performed in the benchmark, getting back to work now :-). If you have a laptop or a high end desktop please post your PCMark scores in the comments section.
posted by 88Pro / Monday, November 22, 2004