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GMA 900 is far better than the Extreme Graphics 2 core in Unreal Tournament 2003 . The newer VAIO notebook is more than two times faster than the older one irrespective of the power source.

The manufacturer claims the new notebook has become more economical in terms of power consumption. Let’s check this claim with the help of Battery Eater Pro 2.60. The consumption of such components as the display, memory and other units has been reduced, so the VAIO VGN-TX1XRP is positioned as a traveling companion and must have a long battery life time. We will also check the notebook with the extended-life 13000mAh battery.

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 battery life tests of the VAIO VGN-TX1XRP produce results similar to those of the T2 series: five hours in the Reader’s mode at the maximum screen brightness. That’s an excellent performance considering the overall higher performance of the new notebook. The manufacturer tested the notebook in the VAIO Optimized mode at brightness level 5 and achieved a battery life of a little over 7 hours, which is quite credible.

The extended-life battery did even better, notching an impressive eight hours in the Reader’s mode. So the owner of a VAIO VGN-TX1XRP can be fully autonomous for a whole day using that battery.

The battery discharge graphs for different operational modes are presented below:

Main battery:

Extended-life battery:

 
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