To test today, we are putting the machine through a variety of ‘real world’ situations, mirroring the real world usage of a potential customer.
One as a media movie lover on the move (wearing headphones), a person wanting to watch high definition media on a train journey or bus with two thirds screen brightness.
Second as a businessman, with screen brightness around half way. Wireless was enabled. A mixture of checking, answering emails using Microsoft Office and editing pictures in Adobe Photoshop.
Lastly as a gamer, playing Left4Dead until the machine turned itself off.
Lenovo claim up to 8.2 hours battery life with MobileMark 2007, but our best experience was 5 hours and 45 minutes. Actually a fairly good result. We could almost get 3 hours from the machine when watching movies, which is again a pretty good final figure.
The battery charges exceptionally fast, taking around 35 minutes to deliver a close to full charge.