Let’s now see what we have in modern games.
The games agree with 3DMarks: the CR11SR/P is always slower than its opponent. There is no difference from Windows XP – the notebook is meant for office applications rather than games. It is only at a resolution of 800x600 pixels that this notebook can provide a more or less acceptable speed in a 3D game.
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 Sony CR11SR/P does not boast a very long battery life in MobileMark 2007. The Dell Vostro 1400 lasts up to 1 hour longer on its battery in some applications, which is a considerable difference for notebooks that are intended for frequent voyages.