Battery Info & Performance
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 2002 utilizes the following applications:
- Microsoft Word 2002
- Microsoft Excel 2002
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
- Microsoft Outlook 2002
- Netscape Communicator 6.0
- 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 should note that the X notebook has a bit of an advantage in the MobileMark 2002 benchmark. This is because there is a built-in autodim function that is not accessible to the user in the BIOS, which means that the display will drop to its lowest brightness level during idle times. Thus, the battery life score is actually inflated a bit. If we were to compensate for the time difference, we would estimate that a true benchmark score would be about 180 minutes, possibly a little lower.
Charge time for the batteries from 0% to 100% is as follows (real world numbers, not estimates):
- 6 cell primary - 2 hours and 22 minutes