Dell XPS M1730 Mobile Gaming Notebook
Rounding out our testing, we ran MobileMark 2007 to assess the notebook's overall battery life while running a series of applications through a testing script.
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 2007 utilizes the following applications
* Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0
* Adobe Illustrator CS2
* Adobe Photoshop CS2
* Apple QuickTime 7.1
* Intervideo WinDVD 8
* Macromedia Flash 8
* Microsoft Office 2003 Pro
* Microsoft Project 2003
* Winzip 10.0
Note that the battery performance in this test pertains to light-weight productivity work, such as web surfing, word processing and checking your email. Battery performance while gaming is likely to be significantly worse. Once again, that is to be excepted and is on par with other gaming laptops of this caliber. Besides, you can't get in 'the zone' with your favorite game while riding on the bus anyway.