Battery life is just as important a parameter of a notebook as its performance. The notebook’s battery life was measured with MobileMark 2007. We disabled standby and hibernate mode for the test.
The first scenario, Productivity, emulates the user’s working in typical office applications. The load is not constant as the user is frequently distracting from his work. The second scenario measures the notebook’s battery life when the user is reading text from the screen in Adobe Reader. The third scenario is about DVD playback in InterVideo WinDVD.
The larger-capacity battery of the Dell Vostro 1400 coupled with the advanced power-saving technologies make this notebook the winner of this test. The F9E is close to 3.5 hours of autonomous operation, which is good too. And if we compare the F9E with the Toshiba Satellite U300-111, which has a similar weight but a larger screen, the F9E is even better by 20-30 minutes.