Asus W2V: DTR Notebook

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Battery Info and Performance

Battery Info & Performance
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

After being punished by a sequence of common applications until the battery was drained to 1% of its capacity, it was a pleasant surprise to see that it had faired extremely well. Though it did not walk away with the overall victory, Asus W2V did remain in the top three notebooks and had an impressive score considering its size and hardware.

For the first time during testing, we finally see the first glimpse of some of the compromises the ASUS notebook must make to accommodate all the features, functionality, and performance it brings to the table. Here, the smaller and slightly less capable systems run away with the victory with some significant advantages in terms of overall battery life. However, at over 200 minutes there is ample battery life in this notebook and the tradeoff it makes for higher performance and increased functionality is well worth it.

Tags:  Asus, Notebook, ebook, Book, DTR, DT, note, K

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