Battery Life and MobileMark 2005
According to the Asus websute, the Asus-Lamborghini VX1 can come configured with either a 4-cell 2400 mAh battery, or an 8-cell 4800 mAh unit. However, the review unit we received has a 5200 mAh battery which makes it like an 8.6 cell unit. It’s possible that the website information is out of date and that the 8-cell unit is now 5200 mAh instead of 4800 mAh.
Battery Testing Method
To test the capabilities of our laptop sample we run three battery benchmarks: Battery Eater Pro, Battery Mark 4.01, and Mobile Mark 2005. Battery Eater Pro is a benchmark that loads the system using graphics, memory, and hard drive activity. Battery Mark is an older benchmark that simulates a typical office productivity by running sessions of MS Word and Excel. Mobile Mark 2005 is a bit different and deserves a separate section below.
Testing is done with all forms of power savings disabled. This is done to give the most consistent and comparable results across multiple laptop platforms. The numbers you see in these tests are the “worst case” scenario, so expect longer battery when you properly enable power savings in Windows.
With the 5200 mAh battery we have some spectacular results putting the VX1 firmly in the second place behind the 12.1 inch W5F Core Duo laptop. Pretty incredible considering that the VX1 is running a larger screen too.
In Mobile Mark 2005, we have the Asus-Lamborghini VX1 nearly doubling the battery life of the Z96J.