Hp elitebook 8540w poor performance?

Hello,

I just received the hp elitebook 8540w from school.
It normally costs around 1600 euros, so you would expect great results from this system.

One year ago I bought the bto 17f31a, it's a custom built notebook, I paid around 1300 euros.

Now I would expect that the hp has better performance, but today I did a Performance Test v6.1 from Passmark, and the results confused me:

HP elitebook 8540w
(Ati Firepro m5800, 1GB)

PassMark(TM) PerformanceTest 6.1 (http://www.passmark.com)
Results generated on: Saturday, August 28, 2010


Benchmark Results

Test Name: This Computer
CPU - Integer Math: 92.1
CPU - Floating Point Math: 473.6
CPU - Find Prime Numbers: 724.2
CPU - SSE/3DNow!: 3020.3
CPU - Compression: 2588.9
CPU - Encryption: 18.2
CPU - Image Rotation: 475.3
CPU - String Sorting: 2231.3
Graphics 2D - Lines: 5.6
Graphics 2D - Rectangles: 58.1
Graphics 2D - Shapes: 4.4
Graphics 2D - Fonts and Text: 192.4
Graphics 2D - GUI: 101.2
Graphics 3D - Simple: 2180.7
Graphics 3D - Medium: 321.2
Graphics 3D - Complex: 55.8
Memory - Allocate Small Block: 2624.3
Memory - Read Cached: 2100.9
Memory - Read Uncached: 1937.8
Memory - Write: 1284.7
Memory - Large RAM: 829.3
Disk - Sequential Read: 81.2
Disk - Sequential Write: 78.6
Disk - Random Seek + RW: 5.4
CD - Read: 0.3
CPU Mark: 883.5
2D Graphics Mark: 228.4
Memory Mark: 648.9
Disk Mark: 597.4
CD Mark: 39.7
3D Graphics Mark: 818.5
PassMark Rating: 608.6

System information: This Computer
CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
Number of CPU: 1
CPU Type: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 540 @ 2.53GHz
CPU Speed:
Cache size: 256KB
O/S: Windows Vista (WIN32)
Total RAM: 3061.3 MB.
Available RAM: 1849.8 MB.
Video settings: 1600x900x32
Video driver:
DESCRIPTION: RDPDD Chained DD
MANUFACTURER:
BIOS:
DATE: 02/12/10
Drive Letter: C
Total Disk Space: 100.0 GBytes
Cluster Size: 4.0 KBytes
File system: NTFS


BTO 17F31A:
(Tested with the onboard Nvidia GT 130M)

PassMark(TM) PerformanceTest 6.1 (http://www.passmark.com)
Results generated on: zaterdag 28 augustus 2010

Benchmark Results
Test Name: Deze computer
CPU - Integer Math: 751.7
CPU - Floating Point Math: 1475.5
CPU - Find Prime Numbers: 482.9
CPU - SSE: 8177.6
CPU - Compression: 9020.5
CPU - Encryption: 41.4
CPU - Image Rotation: 2598.9
CPU - String Sorting: 4561.0
Graphics 2D - Lines: 69.9
Graphics 2D - Rectangles: 46.6
Graphics 2D - Shapes: 29.1
Graphics 2D - Fonts and Text: 154.4
Graphics 2D - GUI: 110.4
Graphics 3D - Simple: 1205.5
Graphics 3D - Medium: 311.6
Graphics 3D - Complex: 48.2
Memory - Allocate Small Block: 1689.2
Memory - Read Cached: 1386.1
Memory - Read Uncached: 1306.7
Memory - Write: 1170.5
Memory - Large RAM: 793.3
Disk - Sequential Read: 63.4
Disk - Sequential Write: 59.8
Disk - Random Seek + RW: 3.6
CD - Read: 0.1
CPU Mark: 2380.9
2D Graphics Mark: 289.7
Memory Mark: 469.2
Disk Mark: 459.0
CD Mark: 8.4
3D Graphics Mark: 500.9
PassMark Rating: 920.5
System information: Deze computer
CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
Number of CPU: 1
(4 Core(s)/CPU, 1 Logical(s)/Core)
CPU Type: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9000 @ 2.00GHz
CPU Speed: 1995.1 MHz
Cache size: 3072KB
O/S: Windows Vista (WIN64)
Total RAM: 4055.9 MB.
Available RAM: 1975.9 MB.
Video settings: 1440x900x32
Video driver:
DESCRIPTION: Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500MHD
MANUFACTURER: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
BIOS: Hardware Version 0.0
DATE: 05/29/20
Drive Letter: C
Total Disk Space: 465.8 GBytes
Cluster Size: 4.0 KBytes
File system: NTFS


Can anyone tell me, why the newer, more expensive notebook actually is more worse then the older one?
I mean the hp elitebook is a professional system.

Yours faithfully,
Jeroen
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  1. Well, what kind of performance are you referring to? Are you just looking at general performance figures or in regard to gaming and such?
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