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Performance

The ASUS W1J00Ga did well in synthetic SiSoftware Sandra 2005 and PCMark04 tests that are intended for benchmarking the performance of the entire system as well as of its subsystems. The results are tabled below:

Quite expectedly the notebook suffers an almost twofold performance hit when powered up by its own battery (see the second column of the table) because the frequency and voltage of the central processor is reduced in the power-saving mode.

To check out the performance of the notebook in office and multimedia applications I used Business Winstone 2004 and Multimedia Content Creation Winstone 2004 tests that run scripts of the following real applications: Internet Explorer, Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Project, Power Point, Front Page, WinZip, Norton AntiVirus Professional Edition (these are tested by Business Winstone 2004) and Windows Media Encoder, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, NewTek LightWave 3D, Steinberg WaveLab, Dreamweaver MX, Macromedia Director MX (tested by Multimedia Content Creation Winstone 2004). The results of these tests are the more important because these programs are the most likely candidates for running on a notebook.

The results follow:

Well, the configuration update has its positive effect: the results are high enough. Subjectively, this notebook is really fast not only in office, but also in multimedia applications (well, it would be strange otherwise – the technical characteristics of the W1J00Ga model are top-notch). Before running the gaming tests, I want to show you a diagram based on the data from the table above:

 
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