So, the U3S is quite capable of running modern 3D games at an acceptable speed.
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.
So, the notebook can last for 50 minutes longer on its battery if you use the integrated graphics core X3100. The design concept is thus justified. We did expect somewhat better results from the U3S in this test, yet 2.5 hours under load is quite a long time, too.