Intel's Dothan Makes Its Late Debut

Test Setup

Our test configuration deviated from the standard configuration in that it used the top-of-the-line Dothan model, the Pentium-M 755. According to the manufacturer, this configuration costs about $2500.

For the test, we made all measurements using the configuration with the M755, and following that, the same measurements were made using the top-of-the-line Banias model, the Pentium M 1.7 GHz. To serve as a comparison in the processor benchmarks, we took the scores from a Pentium M1600 and an LV Mobile AMD AthlonXP M 1700+. The other features of the test systems based on the latter two CPUs are listed in the table for a complete picture.

Winbook WLifebook S2000Lifebook S6120
TypeTwo-Spindle/WidescreenTwo-Spindle/ UltraportableTwo-Spindle/ Ultraportable
Dimensions (W x H x D)353mm x 38mm x 252mm /13.89" x 1.49" x 9.92"293 mm x 33 mm x 235 mm/ 11.53" x 1.30" x 9.25"293 mm x 33 mm x 235 mm/ 11.53" x 1.30" x 9.25"
Weight of unit2925g / 6.5 pounds1962 g/ 4.32 lbs1977 g/ 4.34 lbs
Weight of charger and cable405g / 0.9 pouns340 g/ 0.70 lbs340 g/ 0.70 lbs
Display SizeTFT-15,4"TFT-13.3"TFT-13.3"
Display Resolution1280x800/WXGA+1024 x 786/ XGA1024 x 786/ XGA
CPUDothan 2.0 GHz/Banias 1.7 GHzLV Mobile AMD Athlon-XP-M 1700+Intel Pentium-M 1600 MHz
Memory TypePC2700 DDR SDRAM CL2.5PC2100 DDR SDRAM CL2.5PC2100 DDR SDRAM CL2.5
Amount of Memory512 MB512 MB512 MB
Chipset NorthbridgeIntel 855PMEAti U1Intel 855GM/ 82855GM (GMCH)
Chipset SouthbridgeIntel ICH4-MAli1535+Intel ICH4-M
Graphics ControllerATI MR 960064 MB DDR 350MHz/190MHz (core/memory)ATI Radeon IGP320M UMA (16-128 MB; user selectable)Intel 82852/ 82855 GM/ GME up to 64 MB (DVMT)
Hard drive bay2.5", 9.5 mm height2.5", 9.5 mm height2.5", 9.5 mm height
Ethernet & WLANRealtek RTL8139 & Intel Pro/ WLAN 2200 802.11b/gRealtek RTL8139/ 810x Family & Intersil PRISM WLAN 802.11bRealtek RTL8139/ 810x Family & Intel PRO/ WLAN 2100 802.11b
Bluetooth-RadioNoNoYes/ Alps
ModemHSP56 MRLucent Technologies Soft Modem AMRAgere Systems AC'97
AudioRealtek AC'97 AudioSigmaTel C-Major Audio STAC9767SigmaTel C-Major Audio STAC9767
Battery Capacity48.8Wh41.1 Wh41.1 Wh
Battery Weight405g / 14.2 ounces309 g/ 10.1 ounces309 g/ 10.1 ounces
Pointing Device(s)TouchpadTouchpadTouchpad
DVD-/ CD-R/ RW-DriveMATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-811Toshiba SD-R2412 8x/ 10x10x24x-DVD/ CDRW-ComboToshiba SD-R2412 8x/ 10x10x24x-DVD/ CDRW-Combo
Hard driveHitachi 5K80 ATA-6 HTS548080M9AT00 80 GB/5400rpm/8 MBHITACHI DK23EA-30 ATA-5 30 GB/ 4200 rpm/ 2 MBTOSHIBA MK4018GAS ATA-5 40 GB/ 4200 rpm/ 2 MB
PC Card Slot(s)1x type II (L)1x type II (L)1x type II (L)
Floppy DriveNoNoNo
USB ports3x USB 2.0 (2xL, 1xB))2x USB 2.0 (B)2x USB 2.0 (B)
1394 portsYes (F)NoYes (B)
IR portNoYes (B)Yes (B)
Serial PortsNoNoNo
Parallel PortsNoNoNo
VGA outYes (L)Yes (B)Yes (B)
Keyboard/ Mouse ConnectorNoNoNo
Headphone/Microphone/ Line In ConnectorYes/Yes/ Yes(Front) SPDIFYes/ Yes/ No (L)Yes/ Yes/ No (L)
Video-In/ OutNo/S-Video (L)No/ NoNo/ No
B=Backside, L=Left side, R=Right Side