The notebooks behave here just like they’ve done in the previous tests. The lower performance in the battery mode is due to low-performance and low-consumption settings of the graphics core. The new gaming solution from ASUS can impress with its gaming might, yet you shouldn’t disconnect it from the mains during play unless you want to be disappointed with your purchase.
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)
Well, two hours of autonomous operation is a very little time. You won’t be able to watch a long movie to the end, and you won’t be able to enjoy a game fully. On the other hand, if a long battery life is the top priority for you, you should consider other models, perhaps with an integrated graphics core.
Here are the battery discharge diagrams for the different operation modes.