The notebook’s battery life was measured with Battery Eater Pro 2.60. This program shows how long a notebook can last on its battery. It is important information since the W5 series is meant for frequent and long travels.
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)
Well, the advanced hardware stuffing played a bad trick with the W5G00F. If you put a high load on the notebook, it will last for only a little over two hours. This is not much by today’s standards. It will surely be fine to travel with that notebook, but it won’t be able to work long at its full speed. It’s strange that a notebook of that class isn’t equipped with a more economical processor of the Low Voltage or Ultra Low Voltage variety. The Napa platform offers such processors, even though with lower clock rates.
Here are the battery discharge diagrams for the different operation modes: