Pros

  • Good keyboard and LCD display
  • Surprisingly moderate weight for its class

Cons

  • Modest gaming performance
  • Poor built-in speakers

At A Glance

The xm15 compromises on performance a bit, but the end result is a surprisingly light, if generic, 15-inch unit.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 2000.0 MHz
Cache size 6.0 KB
Processor count 4
Display
Display size 15.6 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • eSATA
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Audio Interfaces RCA Digital Coax (S/PDIF)
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 6000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 14.7 inches
Depth 9.8 inches
Height 1.6 inches
Weight 5.8 pounds
Weight with Accessories 6.9 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Fingerprint Reader
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 123.0
Battery
Battery Life 3:50   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 229.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 352.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 208.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 322.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 344.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 246.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 178.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 322.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 172.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 15.9   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.2   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 154.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 123.69   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 63.85   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 113.46   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 100.82   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 53.04   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 45.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 36.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 20.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 76.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 65.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 41.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 54.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 42.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 23.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 124.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 96.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 47.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 22.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 18.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Stalker 2, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 15.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 261.0