While we wait for the first proper English-language review of Raon Digital’s Everun Note, there’s definite interest to be had in the preliminary benchmark testing from UMPC Portal. If you remember, Raon Digital themselves stirred up some interest pre-launch by announcing some very promising performance figures; at the time there was a collective assumption that they were too good to be true, but in fact that turns out to not be the case.
Steve from UMPC Portal has been able to comfortably use the Everun Note as a desktop replacement, with the setup you see here running two Firefox windows with five tabs, Skype and Livewriter with 434MB of RAM free. In fact he’s unable to tell the difference between the Note’s performance in this setup, and that of a 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo laptop.
Benchmark details after the cut
Incredibly, with the exception of the hard-drive score, all of UMPC Portal’s CrystalMark mains-powered test results are higher than those given by Raon Digital. Only the hard-drive score (3452 officially, 2763 in practice) dragged down the overall CrystalMark rating to 39,777, just under Raon Digital’s quoted 39,845. On battery power, where the AMD Turion 64×2 Dual Core 1.2GHz (1MB L2 Cache) processor is scaled back, it scored 23,654; the MSI Wind scored 26,684 both on battery and on mains power.
“Under battery power, the MSI Wind is better [than the Everun Note's CrystalMark performance] although the disk speeds account for a lot of the difference. The average user wont notice an difference between the two devices under battery power” Steve Paine, UMPC Portal
Steve observed that the Turion CPU is approximately twice the power of the 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, while Open Gl performance is three-times that of the MSI Wind’s Intel GMA950. According to CPUID, the AMD processor is in fact a 1.8GHz chip, presumably underclocked to 1.2GHz for the sake of power and heat.
With an SSD – a small one, as there’s only room for a 5mm 1.8-inch drive inside – the performance should jump and the storage speed would stop holding the benchmarks back. It’s looking more and more like Raon Digital have produced the UMPC to beat.