Mobile Mark 2005

Mobile Mark 2005 is a new laptop test here on PC Perspective. For those unfamiliar with Mobile Mark, it is a benchmark that runs three tests while unplugged: office productivity (i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook); DVD playback; and Wireless activity. Each test begins with the laptop charged to 100% and is put through the test until the batter is depleted to 2% to 3%, at which point the test stops and gives a score in minutes.

Overall Mobile Mark gives you a measurement in terms of how long the battery lasts while performing a specific action, and how much of that action you can perform during that time.

Here are the results for Productivity, DVD playback, and wireless:

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From the results above, the Asus A7J is the worst battery performer in all three test categories which shouldn’t surprise you since the 17″ display on the A7J consumes a lot of battery power. Wireless web surfing test is rather impressive though with just under 3 hours and 30 minutes of run time.

Mobile Mark gives an overall score to the Productivity test which grades how well the unit can perform work.

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Even though battery life is poor, the A7J can get a lot done thanks to the better memory system and perhaps the Mobility Radeon X1600 helps too.

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