Battery Performance: MobileMark 2007
Rounding out our testing, we ran MobileMark 2007 to assess each 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
With regards to battery life, the Satellite X205-SLi4 fell in between the Asus C90S and the Dell XPS M1730. The Dell model not surprisingly had the lowest battery life, which is expected because it is equipped with the fastest CPU and GPU of the three models tested. This scaled well when compared to the Satellite X205-SLi4 which sported a slower CPU and GPU but also had two hard drives like the Dell. The Asus C90S was the best performer; even though it had a faster processor, the lack of a second hard drive most likely was the biggest factor.