Testbed and Methods
I checked the performance of the ASUS W1J00Ga out in Microsoft Windows XP Professional with DirectX 9.0c installed. Before the tests I disabled power-saving and network services, the audio subsystem, antivirus software, and screensavers. The notebook was tested at the maximum screen brightness setting and at the maximum resolution of the LCD matrix.
I used two power modes in my tests. First, I selected the Always On power mode for the maximum performance and the shortest battery run-down time. Then, I switched to the Max Battery mode for the maximum battery run-down time.
- Performance benchmarks: synthetic (SiSoftware Sandra 2005, PCMark 2004), office and multimedia (Business Winstone 2004, Multimedia Content Creation Winstone 2004), games (3DMark 2003 3.40, Quake 3, Unreal Tournament 2003);
- Battery life tests (Battery Eater Pro 2.50).