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Alienware Area-51 m15x 15.4-inch Gaming Notebook (Page 6)

Shane McGlaun | Feb 21, 2009 at 11:00 pm CST - 1 min, 27 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Alienware

Benchmarks

When we review some hardware and gaming desktops, we use all sorts of synthetic benchmarks to test every minute aspect of the computers. However, we are coming at our notebook reviews a little differently than the reviews of enthusiast class desktop systems and individual components.

We will be using a few synthetic benchmarks to test notebooks, but we will also be performing some real world tests to give an idea of how well the notebook will perform in real world tasks that many notebook users expect their machines to be able to perform. We will be running an iTunes encoding test and a Windows Media Encoder test. The synthetic benchmarks ran on the m15x include PCMark Vantage, 3DMark Vantage and MobileMark 2007.

PCMark Vantage

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/pcmark-vantage//

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The first benchmark up for the m15x is PCMark Vantage. This is a newer benchmark that is designed to simulate a typical workload of different things that a computer user would likely do with their computer, from watching video to general office productivity tasks. Check the results out by clicking on the below screenshot.

Alienware Area-51 m15x 15.4-inch Gaming Notebook

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3DMark Vantage

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmarkvantage/

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The next of the synthetic benchmarks is 3DMark Vantage. This benchmark simulates 3D video games to give an easy to compare score for video gaming performance. The test works both the GPU and the CPU of the notebook. As you can see below, the total score for the m15X was P3286, a great score for a notebook.

Alienware Area-51 m15x 15.4-inch Gaming Notebook

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Shane is a long time technology writer that also covers lots of entertainment, cars, science and other topics that are suitable geeky. Shane has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. He wrote for TweakTown in the past covering tech news and laptop computers among other things. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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