Well, while I can definately see gsferrari's point, I also think this got a little too heated when it needn't be.
I have answered the same questions over and over and over again, and I not only WILL KEEP answering them over and over, but I look forward to it. I know what it's like to be a "n00b" and I have found it's easier to "chastise" (if you will) while answering the question.
I'd love for every new user to become familiar with the SEARCH button, but this will never happen; so I would like to remind them about it - at the same time, I'd like to make my reply an "answer" and give as much good info as I can.
I may not always be able to answer the questions, but I will try my best; I'd like nothing less than to keep this forum one of the "n00b-friendliest" places on the net as I can make it (in my own little contributing way).
I am even open to PM's (Private Messages) for people who do not (or fear) posting "dumb n00b questions" - and I've done this many, many times in the past. I'll also hang out in the chat section whenever I can (even if there are 0 users) just in case someone pops in to get immediate help/info.
It's not precision work, by far, but it is a labor of love and a nice hobby one can have (helping, that is).
So let's just keep things civilized and end this particular discussion as it stands now.
PS: ACLerok: benchmarks are programs designed to test a system's power. Whether CPU (processor) or GPU (graphics) or a combination thereof, they provide a number (score) so one may compare their system to others and see how they're doing. Sandra, for instance, tests ALL aspects of a computer (hard drive, memory, CPU, GPU, etc) while 3DMark really only tests the 3D video performance.
As for undisputed "official" marks, there are none. Not official, anyway; but if you look in the Reviews and Benchmark section (or search for "3DMark" or "Sandra" then filter through the posts) you will see what many users have scored, and thereby get a good estimate of how your new Sager will perform. To get scores on ther machines and such, you have to look elsewhere (Dell forums for dells, Toshiba forums for toshibas, etc). Sometimes the benchmark software manufacturer keeps a database so once you run a test on your system, you can compare it with their database.
(that's a BIG p.s., by the way!)