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 Dirt Showdown until the machine turned itself off.
Battery life is not as impressive as we hoped. We managed to squeeze just over 3 hours out of the machine handling light tasks. When gaming, the HD7970M eats the battery, lasting around 90 minutes.