The W2P00VB and W1J00Ga perform fast enough in Unreal Tournament 2003. They are almost equals when powered from the external source, if we make allowances for possible measurement errors, but the W2P00VB is evidently better in the autonomous mode (due to the above-explained reasons). It’s in average 16% faster in the botmatch-antalus test, 4% faster in botmatch-citadel, and 21% faster in flyby-asbestos.
These data are presented visually below:
Next we measured the battery life time with the help of Battery Eater Pro 2.50. As usual, we performed the battery life tests at the maximum screen brightness and in three test modes:
- Classical – the system bears the maximum and evenly distributed load
- Readers' test
- DVD viewing test
The test wouldn’t work in the classic mode, producing the following error message and then showing just a blank open window:
Anyway, we have got the results. Here they are:
- The battery of the ASUS W2P00VB can last as long as 2 hours 17 minutes in the classic mode, 2 hours and 18 minutes in the reader’s test and 2 hours 1 minute in the DVD test
- The battery of the ASUS W1J00Ga can last as long as 1 hour 42 minutes in the classic mode, 2 hours 30 minutes in the reader’s mode, and 1 hour 42 minutes in the DVD mode.
The numbers are high enough, considering these notebooks are rather large and heavy and thus are not optimized for work in the field. You can also see that the new version of the Centrino platform provides a gain, although small, in the battery life (the W2P00VB lasted longer in the Classic and DVD modes than the W1J00Ga did).
The following diagram helps to compare the results in a visual way.