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 the 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 Communicator 6.0
- 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.
With the standard 6 cell battery, the ZE2000Z clocks in at 2 hours and 21 minutes. Note that the previously reviewed ZE2000 came in at just over 3 hours. This difference is primarily due to the increased power consumption of the AMD/ATI system versus Intel's Centrino platform. Remember, this is a fair comparison since they use the exact same battery pack.
Charge time for the batteries from 0% to 100% is as follows (real world numbers, not estimates):
- 6 cell primary - 2 hours and 7 minutes