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This looks like Quake at low resolutions, doesn’t it? That’s right, the results are similar indeed. So, after running a series of graphics subsystem tests, we can claim that the Dell Precision M90 delivers highest performance among 3D and games-oriented notebooks (at least, when connected to the mains), and the Nvidia Quadro FX 2500M is the fastest discrete graphics solution for notebooks we’ve ever tested in our labs.

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 (a DVD movie is launched in Battery Eater’s Idle test mode)

That doesn’t seem long, but you wouldn’t say so if you recalled the configuration of the notebook. Two hours under full load is an impressive result for a portable workstation!

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

 
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