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Annex I1

Microcomputer NMSO E60EJ-11000C/xxx/EJ

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Annex I1: Benchmark Ratings Analysis for Notebook Categories 1.0N, 2.0N, 3.0N, 4.0N, 5.0N

1.1 Overall Score Methodology

  1. The overall score for each system is determined by calculating the weighted individual Performance, Features, Usability and Problem ratings. The weights applied to the six basic components are listed below:

    • i.
      Performance
      27%
    • ii.
      Hardware Features
      19%
    • iii.
      Environmental Stewardship
      7%
    • iv.
      TCO Value Added Features
      27%
    • v.
      TCO Value Added Usability
      13%
    • vi.
      Problems
      7%
     
  2. Formula: [Product (Score ^ Individual Weight)] ^ [1 / Sum of weights], where '^' is the exponentiation operator.

  3. Discount: (System’s Own Overall Score – Lowest Overall Score) X 5.

1.2 Performance Scoring Methodology

  1. The performance of each system is tested by Intertek under the Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 bit operating system using a series of application-based benchmarks, which utilize real-world tasks. The results for each test are recorded as transactions-per-minute. To calculate the overall performance score for a system, first a geometric mean is taken of all the individual test results in each application benchmark, resulting in a score for each application benchmark. Then, a weighted geometric mean of all of the application scores is taken, providing an overall performance index for the system.

  2. The weight assigned to each of the applications is listed below:

    Weight Test
    2 Microsoft Word Office
    2 Microsoft Excel Office
    2 Adobe PhotoShop
    2 Microsoft Access
    1 3D Video (MadOnion)
     
  3. Formula: [Product (Application Geometric Mean ^ Application Weight) ] ^ [ 1 / Sum Application Weights], where '^' is the exponentiation operator.

1.3 Hardware Features Scoring Methodology

  1. Intertek compiles and verifies the list of features provided for each system. Specifications, such as the speed of memory required, are provided by the vendors. The presence of a weighted item results in a score being assigned, while its absence would procure a 0. The features score is a weighted average of scores for individual items. The weights assigned to each item are listed below. The weighted average is then multiplied by 10 to rescale from 0 to 10.

  2. Formula: Features Score = [Sum of the weighted elements / Sum of the weights]×10

    Weight Item
    Manufacturer (0)
    0 Manufacturer
    0 Model
    0 Release date
    Processor and Chipset (22)
    0 Processor manufacturer and model
    0 Intel Core (Second Generation) Processor ("Sandy Bridge")
    7 Intel Core (Second Generation ) Processor ("Ivy Bridge")
    0 AMD Llano Fusion processor
    0 AMD Zacate Fusion processor
    7 AMD Trinity Fusion processor
    0 Processor speed (GHz)
    3 Intel Turbo Boost enabled
    2 Non-boosted GHz. exceeds specification be 25%
    0 Level 1 cache (Total for both cores: Data + Instruction)
    0 Level 2 or 3 cache (which ever is larger) (Total for both cores)
    0 Front side bus speed
    3 # of CPU cores exceed specification
    0 Chip set make
    Chip set model (6)
    3 Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) compliant (chip set)
    3 AMD Commercial Stable Image Platform (CSIP) compliant (chip set)
    0 Intel Vpro capable
    System Ram (5)
    0 RAM installed for bid/benchmark
    0 Maximum system RAM upgrade without swapping
    0 Number of RAM slots available after NMSO 4 GB. Configuration
    3 Upgradeable to 8 GB. Of RAM without swapping original 4 GB.
    0 Maximum system RAM supported
    1 Default RAM exceeds specification
    1 Maximum RAM exceeds specification
    0 Memory type (DDR3)
    0 Memory speed
    0 RAM is user installable
    Video Display (29)
    0 Diagonal screen size
    0 Display aspect ratio
    0 Native resolution
    0 Video chipset brand/model
    0 Display is LED backlit
    0 Display has ISO-9241-302 Class 1 pixel fault warranty
    3 Display glass is matte finish
    0 Display glass is high-gloss anti-reflective
    0 Advertised brightness (measured in NITs)
    4 Brightness exceeds 300 NIT
    0 Optional larger screen size (name size)
    2 Optional higher resolution (name res.)
    2 Optional lower resolution (name res.)
    0 DirectX 10.0 support
    3 DirectX 11.0 or greater support
    0 Discrete PCI-Express 16x GPU chipset available (make and model)
    0 Discrete PCI-Express 16x GPU chipset installed (make and model)
    4 Ability to toggle between integrated and discrete GPU
    0 Amount of dedicated video RAM
    4 Dedicated video RAM exceeds specifications
    0 Touch screen option available (two fingered multi-touch)
    6 Touch Screen enabled (two fingered multi-touch)
    1 Ambient light sensor adjusted brightness
    External Video (13)
    0 Maximum non-virtual resolution supported
    3 Maximum non-virtual resolution of 2560x1610
    2 DisplayPort
    2 Mini-displayPort
    2 HDMI
    0 VGA - DB25 port
    4 Dual monitor support without port replicator
    0 Video cables included with notebook (name type)
    Notebook I/O, Communications and Audio (35)
    0 RJ-45 Ethernet
    0 802.11 b/g/n
    4 OEM-written 802.11 connection manager with access point discovery tool
    0 Wireless WWAN available (name type(s))
    0 Integrated web camera on top of display
    6 Camera is HD720p, 30 fps
    0 Integrated microphone in display
    4 Duplex phone support for VoIP calls
    4 Noise reducing array microphone during VoIP calls
    0 Number of USB 2.0 ports
    1 Number of powered USB ports (1 for each)
    2 Number of USB 3.0 Ports (2 point for each)
    0 All USB ports are powered when system is on
    2 Powered USB when system is off
    0 USB/eSATA port
    2 more than 3 USB ports
    0 Express Card 34 slot
    0 Express Card 54 slot
    2 IEEE 1394 port
    3 4-in-1 reader (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC)
    5 Internal SmartCard slot
    0 Blue Tooth integrated (non-PC Card) with integrated antenna
    0 Stereo speakers
    0 Combination audio in/microphone jack
    0 Audio out (high definition)
    Optical Drive Management (12)
    0 Dual Layer DVD burner
    0 DVD Dual Layer (+/-R) writing speed
    0 CD-ROM reading speed
    1 Drive is internal
    3 Drive is removable
    0 Drive is always external
    2 Drive is removable/swappable device bay
    1 Swappable drive bay supports second hard drive
    1 Swappable drive bay supports second battery
    1 Swappable drive bay supports additional I/O ports
    0 DVD burning software included (name manufacturer)
    3 Lightscribe capability and utility included
    Hard Disk (14)
    0 Hard disk capacity benchmarked (GB)
    1 Capacity benchmarked exceeds minimum by +30%
    0 Size of hard disk upgrades available
    2 SATA 300 drive and controller
    4 7200 R.P.M. offered as standard
    2 User removable hard disk
    3 User removable hard disk without carrier (no more than three screws)
    0 User removable hard disk with carrier
    0 Accelerometer controlled hard drive shock protection
    0 Solid state drives available (state max. size available)
    2 Dual hard internal drive capable
    0 FIPS 140-2 encrypted drive available (state size)
    Power Supply/Battery (14)
    0 Battery type
    0 Boston Power technology
    0 Watt/hour primary battery rating
    0 Number of battery cells
    3 Primary battery is 6 cell or greater (non Boston Power)
    4 Support for second battery installed simultaneously with primary
    0 Secondary battery location (drive bay, bottom slice)
    0 Watt/hour of secondary battery
    3 Watt/hour battery of secondary battery meets or exceeds primary
    1 Supports 120- 240 AC voltage
    0 Recharge time system off (100%)
    0 Recharge time system on (100%)
    0 Quick charge time of 30 minutes or less up to 80%
    3 1000 (or greater) cycle battery charge rating
    0 Watt/hour secondary battery rating (if available)
    0 ACPI version
    Power Management (0)
    0 ACPI 3.0b support
    0 Instant resume after sleep state when screen cover is opened – power to wireless maintained
    0 Zero power to optical drive when system on but drive not is use
    0 Low power mode for DVD playback
    0 Ability to toggle between integrated and discrete GPU
    Pointing Device and Keyboard (32)
    4 Dual pointing device (glide pad and track stick)
    2 Additional touch based scroll function (in addition to touch pad)
    6 Bilingual keyboard w/ CF layout has both French and English function keys (Home, End, Insert, etc.)
    2 Programmable touch pad to support scroll and gestures
    3 Separate numeric keypad integrated into native keyboard
    1 Integrated Keyboard backlighting offered as standard
    0 Integrated Keyboard backlighting offered as option
    0 CF layout available with French function keys
    0 CF layout available with English function keys
    2 TBITS-5 or Acnor layout French keyboard available at no extra charge
    2 Enable/disable Glide Pad button
    0 Spill resistant keyboard tray
    3 Spill resistant keyboard is self-draining
    3 Antimicrobial coating as standard
    0 Antimicrobial coating available as option
    4 Separate VoIP controls
    Status Indicators (0)
    0 Power LED
    0 Hard disk activity LED
    0 Low battery LED
    0 Suspend/standby mode LED
    Port Replicator/Docking Station (13)
    4 Docking station common to categories 1.0 through 3.0
    0 RJ-45 Ethernet
    0 Number of USB 2.0 ports
    1 Number of powered USB 2.0 ports (1 for each)
    2 Number of USB 3.0 Ports (2 point for each)
    2 USB/eSATA port
    2 more than 3 USB ports
    2 IEEE 1394 port
    0 Combination audio/microphone jack
    0 VGA port
    0 DisplayPort
    0 Mini-DisplayPort
    0 HDMI port
    0 DVI port
    0 PS/2 Mouse port (separate)
    0 PS/2 Keyboard port (separate)
    0 PS/2 mouse/keyboard port combo
    0 Number of serial ports
    0 Dedicated bus port connection
    0 USB connected with discrete video and Ethernet controllers
    Portability (0)
    0 Height (inches)
    0 Width (inches)
    0 Depth (inches)
    0 Travelling weight (lbs) not including optical drive (if always external) and not including AC adapter
    0 Travelling weight (lbs) including optical drive (if always internal or swapable) and not including AC adapter
    0 Travelling weight (lbs) including optical drive and AC adapter

    Highest Features Score points = 195 points

1.4 ENVIRONMENTAL ATTRIBUTES (Green capabilities) (24)

Weight Item
0 Energy Star 5.0 certified
0 Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) certified – Gold level
0 Member of national industry association pursuing environmental stewardship including re-use, re-cycle (name organisation)
4 Bulk packaging available (minimum 8 notebooks per re-usable container)
6 Bulk packaging conforms to CGSB standard (expected mid 2012)
4 Power optimisation mode macro keystroke
6 TCO certified Notebook 03 (TCO Development)
4 ECMS 370 Eco Declaration published for this product

Highest Features Score points = 24 points

1.5 SYSTEM MANAGEMENT AND VALUE ADDED FEATURES (Attributable to reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO))

  1. Intertek compiles and verifies the list of features provided for each system. The presence of a weighted item results in a score being assigned, while its absence would procure a 0. The features score is a weighted average of scores for individual items. The weights assigned to each item are listed below. The weighted average is then multiplied by 10 to rescale from 0 to 10.

  2. Formula: Features Score = [Sum of the weighted elements / Sum of the weights]×10

    Weight Item
    Security (21)
    0 Power-on password
    0 ROM-based keyboard password
    1 CMOS setup utility password
    1 ROM based hard drive password
    0 Kensington (or similar) cable lock slot
    1 Docking station eject password
    3 Computrace Persistence Module (theft recovery)
    3 FIPS 140-2 encrypted drive available (state size)
    0 Motion detection internal alarm
    4 Smart Card internal slot access with BIOS authentication
    0 TPM integrated module standard
    1 Keystroke (not CMOS setup) or external switch controlled wireless on/off
    2 Internal biometric user authentication device
    5 Consolidated set of policy based software tools that control: Personal password manager, SmartCard authentication, USB device permissions, write-able
    Durability (56)
    4 Spill resistant keyboard tray
    5 User cleanable dust filters
    6 Display backing manufacture include the use of titanium or magnesium or carbon fibre
    4 Metal display hinges
    4 Display glass employs Corning Gorilla Glass
    6 Manufacturing includes HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Test) – report required
    6 TUV Rhineland testing for Pressure, Drop and Spill – report required
    16 Manufacturing involves MIL-STD 810F or G ruggedised testing for Humidity, Low Temp, High Temp, Dust, Vibration, Mechanical Shock, Altitude, Extreme Temps (1 point for each if non-operating procedure, 2 points for each in both operating and non-operating)
    5 Accelerometer controlled hard drive shock protection
    Value-Added Services (10)
    2 7/24 1-800 technical support with 5 personnel concurrently available
    6 Internet based Client Asset and Inventory Management service, which includes system configurator, order tracking, inventory control, service history, service/warranty history, reporting on all of the above (1 for each)
    1 customized e-mail notification subscription services
    1 Client image install at factory
    Bilingual Capabilities (2)
    0 French and English manuals available
    0 French and English 1-800 telephone technical support line
    0 System Management Utilities and Restore CD (as per appendix A) available in French and English
    0 CF layout available with English and French function keys (e.g. Home, End, Ins.)
    2 Bilingual Internet web site for technical support
    0 Bilingual Internet based Client Asset and Inventory Management service, which includes system configurator, order tracking, inventory control, service history, service/warranty history, reporting on all of the above (1 for each)
    Additional Utilities (19)
    3 O.E.M. written diagnostics included with system
    1 Electronic interactive manual included that provides: linkages to web support resources, information on all included software, how-to guides, system configuration and setup
    3 Keystroke accessible disaster recovery
    3 Power management utilities written by O.E.M.
    3 Instant resume after sleep state when screen cover is opened – power to wireless maintained
    3 Zero power to optical drive when system on but drive not is use
    3 Low power mode for DVD playback
    Certifications (0)
    0 FCC Class B
    0 Industry Canada Emissions verification standard # ICES-003 (copy of certification required)
    0 Cdn. Electrical Code part 1 (copy of certification required)
    0 Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) for Windows 7 (copy of certification required)
    0 Linux OS certified compatible (SuSE, TurboLinux, RedHat)
    0 Energy Star 5.0 (copy of certification required)
    0 EPEAT Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (Gold) (copy of certification required)
    0 TCO certified Notebook 03 (TCO Development)
    0 ISO 9001 certified manufacturer
    0 ISO 14001 certified manufacturer (environmental)

    Highest System Management Value Added Features Score = 108 Points

1.6 TCO Usability Scoring Methodology

  1. Intertek staff using predefined criteria evaluates the usability, hence the reduced cost of ownership, of each notebook. Scores for each individual category evaluated are assigned on a 0 to ‘x’ scale, with ‘x’ ranging from –5 to +5 dependent upon the weight assigned to each item as shown below. The overall usability score is calculated as the sum of the total points earned divided by the maximum number of points times 10.

  2. Formula: Usability Score = [Sum of the score earned / Maximum possible score]×10

Weight Test
Battery & Power Management (16)
0-3 Battery accessibility
0-3 Time to resume (from suspend)
1-10 Battery life greater 2.5 hours using Intertek battery rundown test (1 point for each additional 20 minute increments - maximum 10)
Screen Attributes (12)
0-8 Quality of display (no missing pixels, contrast, brightness, viewing angles)
0-4 Rigidity of screen backing
Drive Device Connectivity (4)
0-4 - 2 spindle with dedicated external device port (not PC Card or parallel port) and swappable drive cavity (4 points)
- 2 spindle with dedicated external device port and no swappable drive cavity (2 points)
- 1 spindle with dedicated external device ports and no swappable drive cavity (0 points)
Keyboard and Pointing Device Usability (5)
1 Cursor keys are full size
0-3 Keyboard size and adequate spacing between keys
1 Adequate palm rest
Travel Weight (6)
0-6 One point is awarded (up to a maximum of 6 points) for every ½ lb lighter that the notebook is than the maximum allowed. Weight includes battery, optical drive (if integrated with base) and AC adapter:
Image Commonality (5)
Common image compatibility across categories 1.0 through 3.0 (assumes all with same video)

Highest TCO Usability Score = 48 Points

1.7 PROBLEM DETERMINATION

  1. The System Problem Index is calculated based problems, which occurred and were solved during testing. The problems were divided into three main categories - Compatibility Alerts, Software Technical and Hardware Technical. The Software Technical and Hardware Technical are problems which were awarded a Technical fault during the course of the Benchmark and the solution provided was Software based and Hardware based, respectively. The Compatibility Alerts are those problems, which can be fixed by introducing parameters, which modify the system environment. These categories of problems do not require vendor intervention to achieve a solution, because the introduction of these parameters are typical end user activities. The aggregate of the individual weights of the subcategories produces the final Index. The following table indicates the weights assigned to each subcategory:

    Subcategory Weight
    Hardware 3
    Software 2
    Compatibility Alert 1
  2. The System’s Problem Index is determined by using the following table to find the corresponding score for the total individual problem weight obtained.

    Total Problem Weight Score
    0 10.0
    1 8.2
    2 6.4
    3 4.6
    4 2.8
    5 1.0
    6 0.0

Note: Within the features list there are occasion where points are awarded for either or answers.