Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Ultraportable 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
One area we expected the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 to stand out was in battery performance. With an efficient processor and solid-state hard drive, the system is poised to sip power only as needed. The 3 cell battery gives the laptop a 4 hour runtime rating and our MobileMark 2007 results came in quite close to that specification. In our test the system ran a full 224 minutes which translates to 3 hours and 44 minutes, only 16 minutes short of 4 hours. This was 78 minute longer than ASUS's ultraportable U6S and 122 minutes longer than the ASUS C90S.