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Finally, I will check out the notebooks’ battery life 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 (the DVD movie was launched in Battery Eater’s Idle test mode)

The ASUS W2U00Jc02 can last up to 3 hours on its battery and the Sony VAIO VGN-AR11SR can’t match that result. The battery of the reviewed notebook should be rather considered as an integrated UPS. This is an indication that Sony doesn’t intend this computer for working outdoors.

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

 
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