Alienware Aurora m9700

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How Long Does She Last?

We are using the standard benchmark settings from Bapco, along with a few other minor system tweaks. The screensaver was disabled and the volume was set at approximately 20%.

MobileMark 2002 utilizes the following applications:

  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Microsoft Excel 2002
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002
  • Netscape Communicator 6.0
  • McAfee VirusScan 5.13
  • Adobe Photoshop 6.0.1
  • Macromedia Flash 5
  • WinZip 8.0

Thankfully, Alienware equips the Aurora m9700 with a 12-cell lithium battery as we see the hardware it uses can be a bit demanding to say the least. Regardless, what could conceivably be considered one of the fastest notebooks on the planet still manages to obtain a very respectable score for a DTR. The vast majority of Aurora m9700 customers will likely have the system plugged in for most use though it is assuring to see that the notebook can function away from a wall outlet for a solid amount of time if necessary.

Thanks to the power saving tricks of both the AMD processor and NVIDIA GPU's, the Aurora m9700 is able to somehow get more than 120minutes out of its large battery. Again, if you are looking for a system that will be running off battery power for extended periods of time you would be wise to look elsewhere. However, the Alienware SLI system certainly is able to be used on the occasion where you find yourself without a wall outlet handy.


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