ASUS Eee PC 1201N Dual-Core ION Netbook Review

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H.A.W.X and Resident Evil 5

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. (High Altitude Warfare eXperimental squadron) is an aerial warfare video game developed by Ubisoft Romania and published by Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows. It was released in United States on March 6, 2009 and features Microsoft DirectX 10.1 game play.

HAWX Standard SettingsHAWX Advanced Settings

We ran the built in performance test with the default settings detected by HAWX. Everything was off or set to Low except the Texture Quality which was set to High.

HAWX Results

Results: While there were occasional times where the frames per second dropped below 20, overall, the average frames per second remained above 30. I could see HAWX as a playable game as long as you do not mind the occasional stutter.

HAWX Advanced Settings

Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5 is a survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom. Resident Evil 5 features similar gameplay to Resident Evil 4, with context-sensitive controls and dynamic cut scenes also making a return. The player can control Chris Redfield or Sheva Alomar in a similar fashion to Leon S. Kennedy in Resident Evil 4, with the same over-the-shoulder perspective.

Resident Evil 5 High Settings

We first ran Resident Evil 5’s Fixed benchmark with all the default settings which has all the eye-candy turned on and set to high. The default settings are shown above.

Resident Evil 5 High Results

Results: As you can see, the ASUS Eee PC 1201N simply can not handle Resident Evil 5 at its strenuous default settings.

Resident Evil 5 Low Settings

We then set all the graphics settings to low and ran the test again to see if we could at least get the benchmark to run at playable frame rates.

Resident Evil 5 Low Results

Results: While we were able to increase the frames per second, the ASUS Eee PC 1201N was still not able to obtain playable frame rates in Resident Evil 5 with the graphics set to low quality.

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