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Packard Bell Dot S2

Packard Bell dot S2

Outperforms the Acer it's based on?

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There were no shocks with regard to the dot S2’s benchmark results, with its PCMark05 scores falling in line with other N450-driven netbooks.

Benchmark Tests

PCMark05 Results
CPU

Packard Bell Dot S2

Longer bars are better

Memory

Packard Bell Dot S2

Longer bars are better

HDD

Packard Bell Dot S2

Longer bars are better

Video Loop Battery Life Test Results

Packard Bell Dot S2

Battery life in minutes
Longer bars are better

After being promised lower power consumption with Intel’s N450 processor, the Aspire One 532h’s battery life of just over four hours was pretty disappointing. The dot S2 has the exact same six-cell battery (48Wh) but it appears to be a little less power-hungry, with our standard video-loop test running for 11 minutes shy of the five-hour mark. Batteries are fickle beasts and two identical units can often end up providing noticeably different uptime, but seeing this much of an improvement was a little surprising.

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