I guess they are SO misleading because the manufaturers always use optimum conditions when testing them producing optimum statistics to feed their customers with. They probably use completely new batteries which have been fully charged, underclock the CPU and GPU, and put the screen on 10% brightness..LOL
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Well, that is why there is BAPCO where AMD is a active member in the Mobilemark commity. MobileMark is something that Intel, AMD, nVidia and all the BAPCO members agreed on. BAPCO is open for discussion, if AMD has an issue, since they are member, they can bring it to the table anytime. Each voices are equal ...
I think they are trying to play the Kalimero :)
BAPCO? Seriously? Attend a meeting some time and see the b.s. Intel throws at the rest of the industry to make sure only benchmarks that benefit them are used.
well, you are not being fair, those meeting happen, and there are votes.
Do you attend meeting?
If so, who do you represent? If you have issues, feel free to bring them up to the meetings.
at the launch date of mobilemark2007, Current BAPCo membership includes: AMD, Apple, ARCintuition, Atheros Communications, CNET, Compal, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Toshiba, VIA Technologies, VNU Business Publications Limited (UK), ZDNet and Ziff Davis Media. THEY ALL HAVE ONE EQUAL VOTE.
(I do not participate to those meeting, but i know the people who do, and they are pretty fair and nice)
Hopefully with the near future implementation of fuel cells for portable electronics, dismal battery life will be a thing of the past.
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Half of me hopes to god you are right...
The other half is not so sure how I stand on fuel cells for laptops... the most probable successful implementations seems to be a step in the wrong direction... and I'm not too sure how the airline's going to like me trying to step on the plane with that much methanol anyway.
Of course, if it were using hydrogen generated by solar power... I would be 100% behind it.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
Right you know there gonna go for ethanol, hydro cells will cost at least 300% more than ethanol cells......................
Back on track: I feel that its only fair these OEMs start to advertise 100% idle life and 100% load life.
I couldn't personally care less that battery life can be "up to xxx hrs" just like I don't care that my car can get "up to xxx mpg" Its just a ridiculous way to advertise.
I would add that I think it would be fair to say if they start doing something like a 100% idle and 100% load, in either case all the internal devices should be activated when they test. Under load the benchmark should also take into account the power that the mouse pad would consume if it was active the whole time and all the power saving features disabled. Just my 2c.
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