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Gateway MD7826u 15.6-inch Multimedia Notebook - Benchmarks - MS Media Encoder & Battery Life - MobileMark 2007

Gateway's stylish MD7826u 15.6-inch notebook makes its way to our lab today and Shane sees if it can tick all the right boxes.

By: | Standard Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Apr 8, 2009 6:46 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Gateway

Windows Media Encoder 9


For this benchmark I grabbed the 1080p flight video from the Microsoft website and used the free Media Encoder from Microsoft to turn the video into a file for download with video at DVD quality (2Mbps CBR) and audio at CD quality CBR. Encoding video is a very common task and the time it takes gives a good idea of overall computer performance. Check out the screen shot below for the Gateway MD7826u's time.


Gateway MD7826u 15.6-inch Multimedia Notebook

(Click the above image for the large version)


Battery Life - Bapco MobileMark 2007


MobileMark 2007 is a synthetic application that strains the battery on the notebook and gives a score for the run time while doing common computing tasks. I tested the Gateway MD7826u with the DVD playback test and the run time for the machine with a fully charged battery and settings on high performance are seen in the screen shot below.


Gateway MD7826u 15.6-inch Multimedia Notebook

(Click the above image for the large version)


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