There were two test modes in Quake 3:
- 640x480; 16 bit; Vertex Lighting; Low Detail; 16-bit Texture Quality; Bilinear Texture Filter
- 1024x768; 32 bit; Lightmap Lighting; High Detail; 32-bit Texture Quality; Trilinear Texture Filter
And in one mode in Quake 4:
- Overall Quality – High; Resolution – 1024x768; Format – 4:3; Multi-core Optimization – Enabled. Other settings were left default.
There was no standard demo record in Quake 4, so we had to create it ourselves and we use it in every review of mobile PCs on our site so that different devices could be compared under identical conditions.
So the ASUS F5R can only be used to play rather old 3D games.
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)
Surprisingly, the ASUS F5R proves to be more voracious in comparison with its opponent due to the lack of power-saving technologies. Less than 1.5 hours under load is a very short time. You can note, however, that the DVD-burner of the F5R consumes less power than the combo-drive installed in the X51R.
Here are the battery discharge diagrams for the different operation modes.