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ECS Excel G550 Mobile Pentium 4 Notebook Review - Benchmarks - System and Multimedia Productivity

It used to be that the only way one had a chance at owning a notebook computer was to have a corporation buy it for you to use while working. The cost involved with this type of purchase was just too high for the average end user. But lately, things have been changing. Come join Cameron "Sov" Johnson as he takes you on a tour of the ECS Excel G550 Mobile Pentium4 Notebook. It is time to see what these recently affordable systems are capable of!

| Standard Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Jun 26, 2003 4:00 am

Real World System and Multimedia Productivity

 

Sysmark 2002

 

Sysmark2002 incorporates the following Internet Content Creation and Office Productivity applications:

 

Office Productivity: Microsoft Word 2002, Microsoft Excel 2002, Microsoft PowerPoint 2002, Microsoft Outlook 2002, Microsoft Access 2002, Netscape Communicator 6.0, Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred v.5, WinZip 8.0, and McAfee Virus Scan 5.13.

 

Internet Content Creation: Adobe Photoshop 6.01, Adobe Premiere 6.0, Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 7.1, Macromedia Dreamweaver 4, and Macromedia Flash 5.

 

 

 

Business productivity on all three systems is equal across the board. ICC wise, the Excel looses to the desktop counterpart but is able to score higher than the ECS Desknote.

 

Lame MP3 Encoding

 

Lame MP3 Encoder is used to convert a 120MB WAV file into a 128-bit 44Hz MP3 file. The lower the score the better.

 

 

MP3 Encoding wise, the I-Buddie and Excel G550 score equally to each other.

 

Media Concept DIVX Encoding

 

Media Concept is used to convert a 1.2GB Digital Video to a MPEP-2 file using 25fps as the default rate. The Benchmark is expressed in time in seconds; of course less is better.

 

 

DIVX encoding favors the Excel G550 over the I-Buddie.

 

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