The integrated graphics core is indeed too weak to run modern 3D games. Well, the Vostro 1400 is not actually positioned as a gaming computer.
Battery life is just as important a parameter of a notebook as its performance. The notebook’s battery life was measured with MobileMark 2007. We disabled standby and hibernate mode for the test.
The first scenario, Productivity, emulates the user’s working in typical office applications. The load is not constant as the user is frequently distracting from his work. The second scenario measures the notebook’s battery life when the user is reading text from the screen in Adobe Reader. The third scenario is about DVD playback in InterVideo WinDVD.
The Vostro 1400 wins this test. Few notebooks can boast a battery life of 4 hours! This travel-oriented notebook shows its best in this parameter.