GBM Shortcut: Motion Computing J3400 Boot Speed Test

What good are specs if you can’t show something off, right? Well, in this GBM Shortcut I demo Motion Computing’s J3400 Tablet PC with their improved 1.6 ghz processor, 64 gb SSD, 4 gb of RAM, and Windows 7 Build 7201.

  • Cold boot: 26 seconds
  • Shutdown: 5 seconds

All GBM Shortcuts are sponsored by Lenovo

Comments

  1. SAM says

    I don’t like to leave a computer “on” in a case, as
    some of them, even in sleep will generate damaging high heat levels…

  2. burninorange says

    i’ve been using sleep and hibernate (which does NOT leave your computer “on”–it is completely switched off) since Windows 2000. i only ever shutdown if i need a reboot after driver installations or OS upgrades.

    Furthermore, boot/shutdown times vary under load: these nice numbers will be completely different if you have programs open, more processes, background software, i.e. a computer being used on a day to day basis, not a drag race.

    it’s like quoting 0-100km/h (0-60 mph) in cars. not useful in a day-to-day sense, but useful in giving a sense of zipadoodah…

  3. MarceloR says

    Booting speed is conceptually flawed as a performance metric in the very least because there are built-in initialization delays in the firmware level and in the OS device driver level. These delays are to some extent quite arbitrary, vary in different version numbers of the firmware or driver and bear no relation to performance once the system has been initialized.

    Thus, unless some way is found to account for them, any quantitative result quoting booting speed is meaningless. Even discounting this, there still remains the major question that the boot process is a very specific set of actions that occur at most once in the session and are unrelated to the rest of the session.

    Having said that, I am not completely averse to casual qualitative statements concerning boot speed. I find it interesting in the same way as reading a fiction novel or watching a movie can be.

    Saying even more, I enjoyed the shortcut for what it was and appreciate the chance of seeing the J3400 in action, so to speak, and would like to see more of it …

  4. Sara says

    If this was running Linux you could use a bootchart to fully document what processes are involved with the boot process, and exactly how many seconds they are using. I really would be interested seeing this computer boot via Linux, or a fast distro like Arch Linux… that would be a true test of the computer’s real potential. My computer, a Lenovo X61t, took 56 seconds to boot in Vista… in Arch Linux? 11 seconds (to the CLI), and ~16 to the graphical interface as we know it. My sister’s X200t, also running Arch, doesn’t have that five-second delay, and, since it’s configured exactly the same, it must have something to do with the hardware.

  5. Sara says

    Actually, that is pretty good, considering it’s booting Windows. But how much does this have to do with this being Windows 7?

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