Acer V5-122p with AMD A6-1450 and Radeon 8250 Gaming Performance

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  1. monstercameron

    monstercameron Notebook Enthusiast

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    nice work, do you have any way to measure power?
    without display
    witout wifi
    witout bot wifi and display
     
  2. HTWingNut

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    I can measure power draw from the wall is all. Not sure how I can measure power without display unless I hook it up to an external monitor. System when loaded draws ~ 19W.
     
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    monstercameron Notebook Enthusiast

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    which do you think is better? the t100 or the v5-122p? in terms of performance[gaming and productivity]?
     
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    Funny you ask because I was doing a brief write up on that comparing the two, considering they are comparably priced.

    But here's my quick take on it:

    Battery Life: T100
    T100 has a long battery life ~ 8-10 hrs casual use vs 3-4 of the V5-122p

    Flexibility: T100
    T100 can run as a tablet and is smaller, and can charge from a standard USB port, albeit it can take a while to charge too, although the V5-122p does have a displayport and two USB ports vs 1 on the T100.

    Screen: TIE
    Personal preference really, both 1366x768, just the V5-122p is bigger, both are touch.

    Storage: V5-122p
    Stock hard drive is 500GB vs 64GB of the T100. V5-122p can be upgraded to an SSD or other 7inch SATA device, although it technically voids the warranty. T100 only has microSD card expansion.

    RAM: V5-122p
    V5-122p has 2GB soldered on board, with a single SoDIMM slot, T100 has 2GB soldered and no expansion

    Portability: TIE
    Both weigh about the same, the V5-122p has a slightly bigger footprint.

    Performance: V5-122p
    Both are quad cores, the Atom Z3740 in the T100 is a 2W SDP, but really about 4-5W TDP with Intel HD graphics. The A6-1450 in the V5-122p is quad core with Radeon 8250 in an 8W TDP package. V5-122p can run newer games fluently at 1024x576, T100 needs to run at 800x450 and still falls short of the performance numbers of the V5-122p. The GPU of V5-122p is roughly 70-80% faster than the T100. But both run typical Windows tasks, Office, browsing, etc comparably.

    Software: T100
    OS is Windows 8.1 for both, V5-122p is 64-bit, T100 is 32-bit only, but includes Office 2013 Student (Word and Excel basically)

    Cost: TIE
    Both cost about $400 with all said and done.

    So basically if you want a smaller tablet convertible with long battery life and Office 2013, go for T100. If you want a typical laptop with more storage and performance go for V5-122p.
     
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    A1X Notebook Consultant

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    How did you manage to play Dishonored in 1024x576? I've checked, there is no 1024x576 resolution to select in game, even I've defined this resolution as a custom resolution before (graphics card properties, Intel HD 3000 in my particular case).
     
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    I have a very similar ultraportable, the HP Touchsmart e002sa which is currently stock - A6 1450, Radeon 8250, 4gb ram, 11.6" screen. Games which run well which you may like to try are:

    Dead Island & Riptide (runs amazingly at 1024x600)
    Fallout 3 and New Vegas (I think at 1024x600 with draw distances up
    Burnout Pardise (1024x600)
    Resident Evil 5 (very smooth at 1024x600)
    GRID (1024x600 I think)
    Oblivion and Skyrim (1024x600, Skyrim sometimes a little juddery)
    Left 4 Dead 1 & 2 (720p, smooth)
    Metro 2033 (1024x600, mostly fine)
    Dragon Age Origins (720p I think, very smooth)
    Far Cry 2 (I think 1024x600 but can't remember, smooth)

    You can bump texture sizes right up with the 8250 so games such as Dead Island and Resident Evil 5 look stunning, games still look good at 600p even on the small screen. The laptop I have only gets slightly warm even after an hour of gaming which makes me wish it could be clocked even higher. Gears of War should also run ok, it was ok on my old C50 netbook.

    Games I have tries which didn't run that well are State of Decay and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit (the new one), SoD is quite playable but there is no 1024x600 option so it's at 4:3 which looks horrible, NFS is a bit too laggy for too long to be playable.

    Will be trying Outlast tonight, it's on sale via Steam or Gog now (GoG is cheaper and no DRM - £4.14 IIRC) if anyone is interested.
     
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    Oh by the way I just realised you are the guy that did the Youtube videos, they were quite helpful so thanks!
     
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    Hi lads,

    Could you do me a favor and check how eve online runs on it with stock hdd and 4gb?

    Thats basically only game I play on pc, if it can run it in a satisfactory way, I found my new tiny laptop :)

    Thanks!

    P.S. and for comparison, my current i3-2367m with 4gb ram and stock hdd runs it slightly below satisfactory level, on lowest settings with native res I'm getting between 20-30fps, excluding large battles
     
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