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.
In the battery life department, the D810 can keep up with some of the best mainstream consumer notebooks, clocking in at 5 and 1/2 hours with the 9 cell primary battery. Tack on a modular battery and this power desktop replacement notebook can stay away from a power outlet for up to an amazing 7 and 1/2 hours. Opting for a 6 cell primary battery runs $39 cheaper and reduces the weight about 1/3rd of a pound, but battery life will probably decrease to something in the sub-200 minutes range. Unless you plan on working remotely/off-site with this notebook, the 6 cell battery will most likely suit your purposes just fine.
Charge time for the batteries from 0% to 100% is as follows (real world numbers, not estimates. Note that these are numbers based on using Dell's 90W charger, not the smaller 65W unit.):
- 9 cell primary - 1 hours and 27 minutes
- 6 cell modular - 1 hour and 34 minutes