Performance and Benchmarks
One of the biggest reasons to buy a customized notebook like the MALIBAL Lotus P150HM is to get the latest and greatest components available. While most notebook manufacturers offer customization options, companies like Dell and HP only change their processor and graphics card options on each notebook a few times each year (if at all). Custom resellers often offer the latest processors and graphics options as soon as the parts become available.
In the case of our review unit of the P150HM, the Intel Core i7-2920XM processor with 2.5GHz clock speed and 8MB of L3 cache offers blazingly fast performance. Any processor like this one that can deliver wPrime benchmark results in less than 10 seconds is basically in the same performance range as a fast desktop processor. Although the P150HM might not be the fastest PC on the planet, it is fast enough and has enough graphics capability to handle any modern PC game at any setting.
The P150HM made short work of Windows boot times and level load times in various games thanks to the optional 80GB Intel X25-M SSD. The system would suffer a bit of a slow down with a slower hard drive, but hard drives do offer more storage for games and all of the hard drive options are cheaper than this low-capacity SSD.
wPrime processor comparison results (lower scores mean better performance):
PCMark05 measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):
PCMark Vantage measures overall system performance (high scores mean better performance):
3DMark06 measures overall graphics performance for gaming (higher scores mean better performance):
3DMark Vantage measures overall graphics performance for gaming (higher scores mean better performance):
Gaming frame rates (higher frame rates indicate better performance):