Can you beat this? An index score of 4.2 on a laptop!!! Do you to know which laptop I used to achieve this score? Well, here you are...
Say hello to the Alienware Aurora m9700 - quoted as being the Ultimate Gaming Notebook, with 1gb of graphics, and it is the first SLI notebook, and to top it off, it has a 17" screen! A beauty right? Well, I firstly have to thank the guys from Alienware for providing me with this amazing piece of technology, yet I also have to thank James, my partner in crime and fellow VistaBoy, who managed to get his hands on these sexy pieces of kit! Nice one James!
So, what does this all mean? Why does Windows Vista give you this Experience Index?
Well, in a nutshell, the Windows Experience Index measures the capability of your computer's hardware and software configuration and expresses this measurement as a number called a base score. A higher base score generally means that your computer will perform better and faster than a computer with a lower base score, especially when performing more advanced and resource-intensive tasks.
Each hardware component receives an individual subscore. Your computer's base score is determined by the lowest subscore. For example, if the lowest subscore of an individual hardware component is 2.6, then the base score is 2.6. The base score is not an average of the combined subscores.
You can use the base score to confidently buy programs and other software that are matched to your computer's base score. For example, if your computer has a base score of 3.3, then you can confidently purchase any software designed for this version of Windows that requires a computer with a base score of 3 or lower.
Basically, the better your machine is graphically, the more memory it has, the faster the memory, the faster the hard disk, the greater the size of the hard disk, and the faster the processor speed, means the greater the base score! Simple!
What's your score? Bring on the challenge - desktop's need not apply!
Intel T9600, 3GB Ram, 120GB SSD HDD, ATI HD3650.
I guess the graphic card is not strong enough for serious games :-)
Yes, I see a lot of impressive scores on these behemoth desktop replacement "laptops", but has anyone else scored as high as 4.4 on a real laptop (i.e. an ultralight that you can actually comfortably use on your lap: under 4 lbs.)?
Vaio Z90US, Core 2 Duo P9600 (2.8 GHz), 4 GB DDR2, 200 GB 7200 RPM HDD, 256 MB nVidia 9300M GS GPU, 13.1" 1600x900, Only 3.2 lbs!
Intel QX9300, 8GB DDR3, 2x320 7200 rpm RAID 1, ATI Radeon HD 3870 in crossfire mode.
Frankly, not really a laptop.
6.7?! The maximum is 6.0.
HPQ 6715b (Turion)
GPU (Aero): 3.3
GPU (3D): 3
Lenovo SL400 (Onboard Graphics)
CPU (Intel P8400): 5.2
RAM (Corsair Gaming): 5.9
Gaming Graphics: 3.7
HDD (WD Black Scorpio): 5.7
This system is tweaked abit but it receives a pretty high score without a dedicated graphics card. Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD to be exact.
Dude, i get a 4.2 on my Dell E6500! And we all know Quadro isn't 'the' card, so my lowest score is for graphics.!
Dell E6500. c2d 2.4ghz, 4gb RAM, 250gb HD, 256Mb Quadro.
i have a toshiba satelite scores 4.2 base score
gaming graphics 5.2
hard disc 5.7
amd turion x2 dual core rm74 2.2 ghz, 4gig ram, 64bit windows 7, ati radion 3200 hd and 500g hd
not bad for 450 quid laptop
Advent 6555 ( HDD upgraded to WD Scorpio Black)
Gaming Graphics 7.1
HP Pavilion dv2700 Intel Core 2 Duo @ 1.83ghz
2.00 GB DDR
Base 4.1 (Aero lowest subscore)
Not bad for a $1000nzd notebook
Acer Aspire 5940G
4.3 (only because tests reads crappy intel card instead on NVDIA GeForce 9300 really running, other at least 6) laptop has hybrid switch)
VAIO Z820.. (my little 3 lbs 3oz. MONSTER that will destroy most of you kiddies Desktops). Wait till my duall SSD's comein next week!!!!!!!!!
My laptop is XPS 1530 and i run a nasty 5.9 on that bad boy.
I goes something like
Toshiba Qosmio Q505-875 with a Supertalent GX 128GB SSD
Processor - 7.0
Mem - 7.3 (6GB RAM)
Graphics - 6.7
Game card - 6.7
HD - 6.7
TOTAL = 6.7 quite a nice laptop
Toshiba Qosmio X305 after upgrades to 8gb Memory, Intel X-25M SSD dive and faster processor
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU @ 2.40GHz 7.2
Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB 7.2
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX 7.0
Gaming graphics 4095 MB Total available graphics memory 7.1
Primary hard disk 119GB Free (149GB Total) 7.7
I have a 6.9 on the dell precision m6500 i am on right now.