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Benchmarking Comparison: HP Pavilion tx2051 and tx2525



I ran some benchmarks on the two HP units I have (the tx2051 and the tx2525), and the results were kind of surprising.   I kind of thought there would be a little bit of a difference, but some things didn’t make sense…   Take for instance the HDD.   Both units have the 250GB 5400 RPM drive, but take a look at the difference.   Almost makes me wonder if the these test are really providing good results.   Below I have the critical specs for the test listed for each unit and the benchmarks below that.   Take a look and let us know what you think.

HP Pavilion tx2051
AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-66 – 2.3 Ghz
250 GB 5400 RPM HDD
4 gig DDR2 RAM
Nvidia GeForce Go 6150 – Shared
Vista Ultimate x64
HP Pavilion tx2525
AMD Turion 64 X2 RM-70 – 2.0 Ghz
250 GB 5400 RPM HDD
3 gig DDR2 RAM
ATI HD 3200 – 64MB Dedicated
Vista Ultimate x64
tx2051 tx2525


  1. Rob Bushway

    12/04/2008 at 5:57 pm

    Did you get similar results after running the tests two to three times?

  2. Matt Faulkner

    12/04/2008 at 6:17 pm

    These were the highest scores of running it 3 times.

    Both were all High Performance too.

  3. aswfreak12

    12/04/2008 at 6:43 pm

    Wow, that really shows how good a dedicated graphics card can be!

  4. Mario Filipe

    12/04/2008 at 7:05 pm

    These results are a little strange, are both systems fresh installs? Perhaps you have some software on the tx2051 that is accessing the HDD. I Vista if you have a lot of files the main drive is often grinding as the Windows Search is indexing and the Volume Shadow Service is backing up.
    My suggestion, if you haven’t done so, is to make fresh installs in both test systems, and only install the software that is absolutely required.

  5. Dodot

    12/04/2008 at 7:08 pm

    Were you also able to benchmark usable battery life — how does one compare to the other, assuming both have the same type of battery pack? Does the ATI HD 3200 hurt the running time of the tx2525 significantly?

    In any case, I for one love the relatively affordable price points of the HP tx consumer tablet series. I’m kind of surprised that a sub-$1000 convertible tablet has not made a bigger splash in the market. Even if the tx series has been selling reasonably well (and I assume that it has indeed been selling well, at least enough to warrant successive models being put out by HP), the fact that the other notebook manufacturers have not been compelled to put out similarly spec-ed and priced tablets (to appeal to the consumer market) means that the tx series’ impact has still been relatively marginal. Compare its effect to the slew of netbooks that followed in the wake of the Eee PC’s success.

  6. Matt Faulkner

    12/04/2008 at 7:34 pm

    I have not yet done a battery test. I will do that next.

    If I have time I will try fresh installs on both. I have a limited time to do quite a few tests and videos. I understand the importance of it though, so I will try my best to get it done.

  7. sipp11

    12/05/2008 at 12:02 am

    That’s strange. I had the same configuration (tx2500z), but it got about 1000-2000 in every tests, but graphic scores.

  8. [email protected]

    12/05/2008 at 6:50 pm

    DO you know if both have the same HDD controler ? It might be the difference. Thought about encryption or like Mario Filipe mentioned, there might be some program running in the background.

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