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PCMark 7: Speedy Storage, No Disappointments

Samsung Series 7 11.6" Slate: Breathing New Life Into Tablet PCs
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Specifications
Asus K53E
Asus Eee Slate
Samsung Series 7
11.6" Slate
PCMark Overall
2419 PCMarks
1508 PCMarks
2566 PCMarks
Lightweight Score
1913 PCMarks
1287 PCMarks
1994 PCMarks
Productivity Score
1461 PCMarks
1100 PCMarks
1409 PCMarks
Video Playback and Transcoding
22.99 FPS
18.58 FPS
23.14 FPS
Video Playback and Transcoding: Downscaling
17.39241 MB/s
1.23366 MB/s
6.64269 MB/s
System Storage: Gaming
3.38 MB/s
10.62 MB/s
13.44 MB/s
Graphics: DX9
15.38 FPS
3.44 FPS
5.67 FPS
Image Manipulation
9.26 Mpx/s
4.87 Mpx/s
4.51 Mpx/s
System Storage: Importing Pictures
5.20 MB/s
4.69 MB/s
22.52 MB/s
Web Browsing and Decrypting / Web Browsing
10.46 pages/s
5.44 pages/s
5.58 pages/s
Web Browsing and Decrypting / Data Decrypting
78.87 MB/s
28.77 MB/s
30.89 MB/s
System Storage: Windows Defender
1.08 MB/s
4.20 MB/s
5.03 MB/s
Web Browsing With 3 Tabs
11.68 pages/s
6.13 pages/s
6.43 pages/s
System Storage: Adding Music
1.07 MB/s
1.22 MB/s
1.38 MB/s
System Storage: Starting Applications
2.09 MB/s
12.16 MB/s
30.98 MB/s
Text Editing
9.95 operations/s
0.56 operations/s
0.57 operations/s


While the K53E notebook employs a faster processor with a thermal ceiling more than twice as high (35 W versus 17), Samsung's Series 7 11.6" Slate is able to beat it by leveraging a superior storage subsystem.

That wasn't the case when we reviewed the Eee Slate because Asus chose SanDisk's SSD P4, which chronically suffered from poor random write performance. How bad was it? Our mechanical Seagate Momentus 5400.6 beat it. Compare the SSD P4's 200 random 4 KB write IOPS to the Momentus XT's 338.

The mSATA-based 3 Gb/s SSD in the Series 7 11.6" Slate (MZMPA064HMDR) is a derivative of the 470 series used as a reference drive in most of our test platforms. Samsung sells the drive in two different capacities: 64 and 128 GB. We have the former, but you should expect the latter to deliver slightly better performance since it has more flash dies populating each NAND channel.

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