HP Envy Ultrabook 6t-1000 Review

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Battery Life

Let's face it, if you're shopping an Ultrabook, you're less concerned with gaming performance and more interested in what kind of battery life you can squeeze out of these featherweight systems. This is perhaps the most important metric, at least for some, and what we have below is one example of a worst case scenario.

Battery Life Test
Heavy and Light Workloads

In our web browser portion of our battery benchmark, the HP Envy Ultrabook 6t-1000 performed superbly, running for nearly seven and a half hours before giving up the ghost. That's very impressive, and in fact it's the best we've seen from any Ultrabook thus far by at least a half hour.

Battery Eater Pro allows us to test a worst case scenario, and in doing so, HP's system again performed very well by staying awake for 142 minutes (2 hours, 22 minutes), though it wasn't best in class, falling shy of the top mark by about 30 minutes. In both tests, we set the display brightness to 50 percent.

Keep in mind that HP's Ultrabook is working with a 15.6-inch display, so in theory it shouldn't perform as well as smaller size Ultrabooks with less real estate to light up. Whatever mojo HP injected into this machine, it's working, and working very well.

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