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.
The TC4200 has 2 battery options: a 6 cell primary battery and an 8 cell extended battery. The 8 cell extended battery is intended to supplement the primary 6 cell, not replace it. Its addition will put the notebook on an incline, though, due to its size.
6 cell primary battery with 8 cell extended battery
Charge time for the batteries from 0% to 100% is as follows (real world numbers, not estimates):
- 6 cell primary battery - 2 hours and 15 minutes
- 6 cell primary with 8 cell extended battery - 4 hours and 15 minutes