More Performance and Battery Life
GLBenchmark is an OpenGL ES 2.0 benchmark with a number of performance metrics incorporated. We specifically used the Fill Texture Fetch suite to measure texture fill rate of a graphics core and the Egypt Off Screen test to measure 3D performance in frames per second. The Off Screen test renders workloads at 1280x720 for all devices, but off-screen, so Vsynch and screen resolution are not limiting performance.
In both of the GLBenchmark tests (Egypt Off Screen and Fill Texture Fetch), the Excite 10 LE earned a mid-range score coming in behind a handful of other tablets.
An3DBench XL is a benchmarking tool based on an Android port of the jPCT 3D engine. The app runs 7 tests in total that look at graphics processor fill rate and complex rendering workloads and scenes.
While the Excite 10 LE didn't earn a top spot in the An3DBench XL test, it held its own, coming in slightly behind some of the leaders in this test. The tablet held its own in the Magic Island test where we've seen quite a bit of variation in scores from other tablets.
In an attempt to quantitatively measure the Excite 10 LE's battery life in a controlled benchmark environment, we ran a test in which we set up a webpage with a mix of graphics, Flash media and text. The page automatically refreshes every three minutes, we loop the page and also setup a screen lock utility that keeps the display from sleeping during the test. Battery life is measured down to the minute the tablet finally shuts down. The Wi-Fi radio is enabled in this test to simulate battery life in real-world web browsing over a wireless connection.
For this test, we set the Excite 10 LE's display to 50% brightness, which is still plenty bright and easy on the eyes. The Excite 10 LE lasted just over 8.6 hours untethered before it powered down.