Toshiba Portégé Z835-P330 Ultrabook Review

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Battery Life

Let's face it, if you're shopping an Ultrabook, you're less concerned with gaming performance and more interested in what kind of battery life you can squeeze out of these featherweight systems. This is perhaps the most important metric, at least for some, and what we have below is one example of a worst case scenario.

Battery Life Test
Heavy and Light Workloads

We set the screen brightness to 50 percent and then let BatteryEater Pro do its thing. With a constant workload, the Z835-P330 musters just shy of 3 hours of run time, which again is a worst case metric. If you're primarily surfing the Web and firing off emails, you can expect the battery to last at least an hour longer, if not more, depending on how you use your system.

We should also point out that even though the Z835-P330 virtually tied the Zenbook in battery performance, the Z835-P330 can claim a minor technical victory here due to its larger screen size. The Zenbook we benched had an a 11.6-inch screen, whereas Toshiba's Ultrabook is sporting a 13.3-inch display, which is going to put a bigger drain on the battery. Credit here goes to Toshiba's 8-cell battery.

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