Asus W5A (W5G00A) - Asus' New Ultra-portable
Battery Info & Performance
We are using the standard benchmark settings from Bapco, along with a few other minor system tweaks. The screensaver was disabled and 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 Communicator6.0
- McAfee VirusScan 5.13
- Adobe Photoshop 6.0.1
- Macromedia Flash 5
- WinZip 8.0
The white papers for MobileMark are available on Bapco's website should you want to read up on how this benchmark works. In the graph above, higher scores equal better performance.
The battery pack for the W5A awkwardly sticks out the backside. We would rather see Asus develop a battery back like HP has for the DV1000, where it sticks out vertically instead of horizontally. Despite the specs on Asus' product page, the battery pack is actually 4.8AH, not 4.4AH.
Charge time for the batteries from 0% to 100% is as follows (real world numbers, not estimates):
- 6 cell primary - 2 hours and 20 minutes