General System Testing
When I get any new system I run the Windows 7 experience index. It assesses your system and gives you a score based on its findings. The highest score you can receive for each category is 7.9.
The D2305 scored a 5.9, which was better than all of the other mini PC’s that we have tested before.
I tested to see how the D2305 would handle HD video. I decided to head on over to Apple’s trailers page and see what was new. I found the new Expendables 2 trailer and downloaded the 1080p version. I played it back in QuickTime and monitored the CPU usage. It averaged around 5-20% so you shouldn’t have any issues playing back 1080p HD video. I also ran Windows Media Center and it was extremely smooth. It is safe to say that any media software you put on this system will run just fine.