In the world of Formula One the pilot has a higher chance of getting to the podium if his car consumes less fuel and he has to drop in for refueling less often. Let’s see how it is with the Acer Ferrari 4005WLMi. How long will it last without refueling its battery?
The test was performed at the maximum screen brightness in the following modes:
- Classic – the system bears the maximum and evenly distributed load
- Reader’s test (the pages are scrolled through each 15 seconds)
- DVD mode (the DVD movie was launched in Battery Eater’s Idle test mode)
Well, this notebook will have less frequent pit-stops than a real racing car. Although the numbers may not seem too high in the era of Centrino/Sonoma, they are still quite impressive for a high-performance multimedia computer. The opponent from ASUS does much worse in this test due to the different configuration. So, we can see that different implementations of the Turion 64 platform may have dramatically different power consumption. It’s not the same with Centrino/Sonoma which are shipped in a single version.
The battery discharge graphs are presented below: