Okay, in Australia: Eees preinstalled with the much-awaited Windows 7 have been compared against the long-running netbook favorite, Windows XP. And here are the results:
The Windows 7 RC had all the usual tests thrown at it, including HD Tune, Geekbench, Cinebench, 3DMark06, wPrime, PCMark05 and Sandra 2009. The results indicate that Windows 7 performed very well against Windows XP, but in many cases Windows XP edged out and beat Windows 7 just slightly. For example, on idle battery under Windows XP, the battery management to work for up to 10 hours and 14 minutes, which was only 9 minutes more than Windows 7. The test also showed that the Asus Eee PC 1005HA on the Windows Experience Index graphic test scored 2.2, so even Aero could be used, though on AC power.