Sony VAIO VGN-SZ150P/C - Core Duo
Battery Info and Performance
We used the standard benchmark settings from Bapco here, 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. We use MobileMark2k2 for the same reason as the Winstones.
Charge time for the batteries from 0% to 100% is as follows (real world numbers, not estimates):
- 6 cell primary ~ 4 hours +
The battery life of the SZ150P we tested is definitely on the shorter end of the scale, with its smallish 6 cell standard configuration. Sony does sell a 9 cell version upgrade which would offer approximately 1.5X the battery life of this 6 cell score, putting within IBM T-series range but of course adding just a bit more weight to its over all svelte characteristics.