This graphics test is performed at a not very high resolution, and it is overall system performance that matters here.
Our verdict about the Mobility Radeon X1700 is simple. This graphics core is indeed fast when the notebook is powered from the mains, but the aggressive power-saving options make this GPU very slow in the battery mode.
The notebook’s battery life was measured with Battery Eater Pro 2.60. 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 (a DVD movie is launched in Battery Eater’s Idle test mode)
It takes the A8Jp only two hours to eat all its battery in the Max Battery mode at the highest screen brightness. So, with this notebook you have to choose between high performance and a long battery life.
Here are the battery discharge diagrams for the different operation modes.