TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,668 Reviews & Articles | 36,035 News Posts

ViewSonic VNB108 Pinetrail Atom N450 10.1-inch LED-backlit Netbook - Performance

ViewSonic has introduced its Asian only sold VNB108 10.1-inch LED-backlit netbook soon after Intel came out with the new Pinetrail platform.

| Netbooks (EOL) in Laptops | Posted: Apr 7, 2010 1:56 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: ViewSonic

Battery Life and Audio and Video Encoding Performance

 

Below you get a look at the main screen CPU-Z screenshot to give you a look at the actual specifications of the unit that we will be testing further on below.

 

TweakTown image content/3/2/3222_101.png

 

The ViewSonic VNB108 will be run through the standard netbook test regime here at TweakTown. This includes Battery Eater Pro, iTunes Encoding and Media Transcoding.

 

Please note that no 3DMark or game tests are included for our netbook reviews since they are not powerful enough to run the graphics intensive tests. All systems are tested "as is", which means operating systems and drivers can and do vary and some come pre-installed with applications that may or may not affect performance. Any anti-virus or security applications are disabled and uninstalled before any testing is started as they can affect test numbers.

 

Battery Eater Pro is very hard on batteries so you are likely to get more run time in the real-world, depending on how you use the machine. Since we compare all laptops and netbooks the exact same way, though, it creates a fair and balanced playing field for our comparisons.

 

For the power saving mode test I run the machine in 'Power Saver' mode with turn off display disabled and brightness set to 50%, sleep mode disabled, HDD turn off disabled and minimum CPU set to 5%.

 

For the performance mode test I run the machine in 'High Performance' mode with turn off display disabled and brightness set to 100%, sleep mode disabled, HDD turn off disabled and minimum CPU set to 100%. Do note that some systems even when set to 100% CPU may force drop down the clock speed when AC power is lost.

 

Wireless is kept enabled during all tests and nothing else unusual is disabled. Time is rounded up to the nearest minute.

 

TweakTown image content/3/2/3222_91.png

 

Under High Performance mode we see the VNB108 offer great battery life at 102 minutes, which is more than double that of the regular notebook from Hypersonic.

 

TweakTown image content/3/2/3222_92.png

 

In Power Saving mode we can see that again the VNB108 offers great performance being able to provide almost three hours of battery life even with Battery Eater Pro stressing out the system.

 

For the iTunes encoding test I take The White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights CD album in MP3 format and encode it to AAC format using iTunes and time the results with a stopwatch.

 

All tests are performed with the system in High Performance mode with minimum CPU set to 100%.

 

TweakTown image content/3/2/3222_81.png

 

Here we see a rather typical result for the ViewSonic VNB108 netbook.

 

For the movie encoding test I take the Microsoft Magic of Flight VC-1 WMV video with six channel audio (1080p HD) and transcode it to XviD (1080p HD) with LAME MP3 two channel audio and a MP4 container using MediaCoder 0.7.3.4616 32-bit edition.

 

All tests are performed with the system in High Performance mode with minimum CPU set to 100%.

 

TweakTown image content/3/2/3222_82.png

 

Again we see typical netbook-like results from the VNB108.

 

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Laptops content at our Laptops reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this content

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below