Feeds
75%

Toshiba NB100 netbook

Tosh takes netbooks seriously - too seriously...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

We ran our customary PCMark05 and The Gimp performance tests. One of the NB100's function keys flips between the standard 1.6GHz and an underclocked mode which the netbook's manual suggests doesn't use a fixed frequency, but oscillates up and down, according to the workload.

PMark05 Results

Toshiba NB100 - PCMark05

Longer bars are better

Our PCMark05 results for both settings were consistent at each CPU setting, so we'd say the underclock simply drops the CPU speed to 800MHz and keeps it there, otherwise PCMark05 CPU-taxing algorithms would surely cause the code up maximise the clock speed, which the numbers show was not happening.

The Gimp Results

Toshiba NB100 - Gimp Test

Time in Seconds
Shorter bars are better

The Gimp results are good, though you can clearly see the impact of underclocking the Atom processor and - as the chart above shows - of knocking back the memory speed too.

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Next page: Verdict

More from The Register

next story
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
Jaguar Sportbrake: The chicken tikka masala of van-sized posh cars
Indian-owned Jag's latest offering curries favour with us
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
Xiaomi boss snaps back at Jony Ive's iPhone rival 'theft' swipe
I'll have a handset delivered. Judge us after you try us...
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.