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Monday, 22 June 2009 11:44

Dell's dazzling Adamo put to the test - Performance

Written by Nermin Hajdarbegovic

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Review: As thin as it gets


Performance

 

Although performance is not the most important thing in this market segment, let's look at some numbers.

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Starting with the Vista Experience Index, in which Adamo scores 3.2. Not much, but the score is dragged down mainly thanks to Intel's X4500 graphics. The rest of the numbers don't look as bad, but as expected, they're far from impressive.

Here's a couple of poorly cropped CPU-Z screens.

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Self-explanatory really, note the clocks and memory latencies.

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In Futuremark's 3Dmark 06, the Adamo scores 569, with a CPU score of 947.

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Sandra scores are also in line with what you'd expect from the platform.

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Memory bandwidth looks fine, but latency could have been lower.

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In HD Tune the Samsung SSD shows relatively good performance, with an average read speed of 70MB/s, and max speed of 114MB/s. However, at 56 percent, CPU utilization was surprisingly high.

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Basically the Adamo can cope with most applications you're likely to run on an ultraportable, and performance is not disappointing. It's biggest shortcoming stems from the fact you'll soon be able to buy CULV-based notebooks with similar performance for the fraction of the price.

In everyday use, the Adamo doesn't feel slow at all, it's pretty responsive, mainly thanks to the SSD, but at this price point many consumers would expect much more.

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