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MobileMark 2005 - Battery Performance

Battery Info & Performance
Transitioning Testing to MobileMark 2005

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 2005 utilizes the following applications:

  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Microsoft Excel 2002
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Netscape Communicator 6.0
  • McAfee VirusScan 5.13
  • Adobe Photoshop 6.0.1
  • Macromedia Flash 5
  • WinZip 8.0
  • InterVideo WinDVD 6.0

Compared with the thin and light design of the ASUS Lamborghini VX1, it is no surprise to see the desktop-replacement XPS M1710 taking a back-seat in the battery life test for MobileMark 2005. Regardless, the Dell system performs surprisingly well and manages to offer a very respectable score of 178. Considering the caliber of the hardware harnessed underneath this chassis, it is an impressive feat to see a score such as this.

Although the ASUS Lamborhini VX1 remains the stronger system in this benchmark, the Dell XPS M1710 does manage to gain some ground and come within striking distance once overall performance is factored into the equation. Here, the slight advantage in terms of CPU clock speed gives the XPS enough of an edge to make the comparison closer than many might expect.

Tags:  Dell, XPS, XP, m1, Ion 2, 710

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