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.
Considering that this is a notebook that is supposed to be mainly running on AC, we were pleased with the results. The 9 cell battery Dell equipped the XPS G2 with gives you the ability to run a little over 2 hours absent the hassle of a big power brick. The D810 actually shares the same battery format, though the XPS G2 battery is cased in black to match its dark casing scheme.
Battery life increases about 10 minutes if the LEDs are turned off.
Charge time for the batteries from 0% to 100% is as follows (real world numbers, not estimates):
- 9 cell primary - 2 hours and 38 minutes