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 screen brightness two notches from maximum.
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 Tomb Raider until the machine turned itself off.
Battery Life is actually very good. Under reasonably light, normal work loads, the system last 5 hours and 30 minutes. Watching HD movies reduces battery life to around 3 hours and 30 minutes, a fair result.