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The last graphics test agrees with the previous ones, preferring higher overall performance to a faster CPU. So, the ASUS S6F is not a full-featured gaming station and is not positioned as such on the market, yet it is quite possible to run some 3D games on it from time to time.

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 (the DVD movie was launched in Battery Eater’s Idle test mode)

A long applause is deserved here! The ASUS S6F beats every opponent with its 6-cell battery and stops very short of the promised five hours of autonomous operation in the Reader’s mode. That’s a fine result that confirms the correctness of the notebook’s positioning as of a businessman’s reliable traveling companion. And this is not the limit says the manufacturer! If you purchase an optional 9-cell battery, the notebook will last as long as three more hours on it, although its exterior design and weight characteristics will suffer somewhat.

Here are the battery discharge diagrams for the different operation modes.

3-cell battery:

6-cell battery:

 
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