2011 notebook and netbook performance chart

Compare the speed and battery life of the latest laptops on the Australian market

The table below shows performance results for all the laptops that we have tested in 2011. The latest reviews are listed at the top of the table and we'll be adding all of the notebooks and netbooks that we test throughout the year.

For the Blender 3D and iTunes MP3 encoding tests, a lower time is better. For the 3DMark06 test, a higher number is better. For the battery test, a longer time is better.

2011 notebook performance chart
Model Price Battery
life
3DMark06 iTunes
Encoding
Blender 3D
rendering
Fujitsu
LifeBook S761
$2588 4hr 8min 5014 46sec 37sec
Sony
VAIO VPCEH17FG
$799 2hr 58min 3314 1min 6sec 55sec
HP
Pavilion dv7
TBA 2hr 25min 11871 43sec 20sec
ASUS
Lamborghini VX7
$2999 2hr 9min 13927 52sec 24sec
HP
ProBook 5330m
$999 2hr 21min 3487 1min 7sec 57sec
Acer
5750G
$999 3hr 35min 5323 52sec 44sec
HP
Pavilion dv6
$1999 3hr 02min 12103 47sec 21sec
Dell
Latitude E6420
$2371 3hr 31min 5163 52sec 39sec
HP
ProBook 6560b
$1899 2hr 59min 5109 46sec 37sec
Alienware
M11x R3
$1799 2hr 43min 8457 60sec 52sec
Toshiba
Satellite P750
$1199 2hr 7min 8794 55sec 44sec
HP
EliteBook 8460p
$4099 3hr 27min 5213 44sec 21sec
Dell
XPS 15z (P12F)
$1698 3hr 30min 7428 44sec 37sec
Toshiba
Satellite C660
$699 3hr 17min 3319 1min 7sec 57sec
Toshiba
Satellite L750
$999 3hr 10min 3642 54sec 44sec
ASUS
N73SV
$1899 1hr 34min 8312 47sec 24sec
Toshiba
Portege R830
$2667.50 5hr 12min 3792 46sec 40sec
Lenovo
ThinkPad X1
$2684 2hr 8min 2549 46sec 40sec
Lenovo
ThinkPad W520
$4147 6hr 06min 8299 46sec 38sec
Samsung
Notebook Series 9
$2499 3hr 16min 2394 1min 29sec 1min 19sec
Toshiba
Tecra R850 (PT520A-01S003)
$1925 4hr 15min 4230 51sec 40sec
HP
Pavilion dm1 (dm1-3010AU)
$699 4hr 31min 2268 3min 21sec 2min 43sec
MSI
A6200
$599 2hr 25min 1747 1min 23sec 1min 39sec
Medion
Akoya 6224 (MD 98630)
$699 4hr 17min 4238 1min 16sec 58sec
Dell
Inspiron M102z
$699 4hr 32min 2272 3min 1sec 2min 43sec
Panasonic
Toughbook CF-C1
$3299 2hr 25min 1335 1min 55sec
Lenovo
Thinkpad T420
$2449 3hr 30min 3492 49sec 40sec
MSI
Wind U270
$549 3hr 19min 2313 3min 2sec 2min 41sec
MSI
Wind U160DX
$399 4hr 59min 155 7min 43sec 6min 42sec
Dell
Inspiron 15R N5110
$599 3hr 33min 3316 1min 8sec 57sec
MSI GE620 $1399 2hr 8min 8303 50sec 24sec
Gateway
EC39C
$1899 2hr 55min 3686 1min 35sec 1min 34sec
Dell
Vostro 3550
$1299 5hr 5min 7510 44sec 37sec
MSI CR640 $799 3hr 50min 3927 53sec 44sec
HP Pavilion
G62-454TU
$649 2hr 26min 1434 1min 18sec 1min 33sec
Samsung
NF210-A01AU
$499 6hr 10min 153 8min 3sec 7min 12sec
Apple MacBook Pro
15in (early 2010)
$2499 n/a n/a 30sec 20sec
Acer Aspire
TimelineX 1830T
$1299 2hr 24min 1101 1min 56sec 1min 52sec
Sony VAIO
CB Series
(VPCCB15FG)
$1499 2hr 30min 6446 55sec 46sec
Sony VAIO
SB Series
(VPCSB16FG)
$1499 3hr 19min 5185 50sec 41sec
Dell
Latitude E5520
$1771 4hr 48min 4255 48sec 40sec
Dell
XPS 15 (L501x)
$1544 1hr 22min 7390 1min 16sec 43
Acer
Aspire 5742G
$1199 2hr 43min 6862 56sec 54sec
Sony VAIO
YB Series
VPCYB16KG
$799 3hr 34min 2229 4min 4sec 2min 44sec
Dell Inspiron
M501R
$999 1hr 32min 5874 1min 58sec 1min 7sec
HP Elitebook
8740w
$7399 51min 12646 n/a 45sec
Toshiba NB550D $499 3hr 13min 1882 4min 54sec 1min 45sec
Fujitsu Lifebook
TH550
$1599 3hr 36min 958 2min 2sec 1min 53sec
Medion Akoya E7216
MD98550
$799 3hr 1min 1721 1min 2sec 59sec
Dell Inspiron
M101z
$649 3hr 26min 1135 3min 48sec 4min
Toshiba Satellite
A660/07R
(PSAW3A-07R00R)
$2299 1hr 5min 8320 1min 12sec 44sec
Sony VAIO
Y Series
VPCYA15FGB
$1099 3hr 14min 1113 3min 6sec 1min 52sec
Medion Akoya E7220 (MD 98740) $599 4hr 13min 4216 1min 21sec 57sec
Alienware M18x $3299 2hr 1min 22411 37ec 20sec

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