Dell Inspiron 6000(d)

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Battery Info & 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 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.

With regard to battery life, the 6000 takes the top score in battery performance, which we attribute to the new chipset and its improved battery management/increased performance. In the battery life test, the 6000 runs about 5.5 hours, but we need to note that we are using the 9-cell battery, not the 6-cell. Oddly, it looks like both batteries are exactly the same size, but have different specs (the 6-cell just has empty filler cells). Either way, this is still a notebook that can operate for a reasonably long period of time away from its AC adapter. Charging time for this notebook took about 3 hours and 5 minutes from 0% to 100%.

Tags:  Dell, Inspiron, 6000, Pi

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