We tested the GL702VT with Battery Saver turned on and a 50 per cent screen brightness, using the PC Mark 8 Home battery test, which runs a series of productivity tasks until the power runs out.
These test scripts don’t stress the gaming performance particularly, so this time doesn’t represent how long you could play on battery, although there is some 3D activity included. It’s supposed to represent a mixture of everyday home user tasks.
The result of around three and a quarter hours is excellent for a 17in notebook, and significantly greater than the MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro G. It’s about ten minutes behind the MSI GS40, but this is still a notebook that will give you a usable amount of everyday application usage away from the power socket.
You won’t get anywhere as much as this when gaming, but at least if you took the notebook out with you for something other than gaming you’d be able to use it for most of a lengthy train journey or European flight. Not a bad showing for a gaming notebook.