Tech Talk Discuss PC Hardware, Software, Internet and Other Technology

Battery Benchmark Utility?

Old 05-24-03, 01:55 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 12,056
Battery Benchmark Utility?

Looking for a benchmark utility that will measure the battery life of notebooks.

I'm evaluation a few notebooks and would like find out the true battery life of each notebook.

Actually working on the notebook to measure battery life is inaccurate because different things are done on each notebook that may take more/less of the battery - so a benchmark utility would offer identical tests on each machine.

Any freeware/shareware utility like this available?
Coral is offline  
Old 05-29-03, 07:48 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 12,056
anyone?
Coral is offline  
Old 05-29-03, 11:05 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Fairfax, VA USA
Posts: 1,258
Originally posted by Coral
anyone?
I believe the PC Mag WinBench tests include a Battery WinMark test that simulates battery life under a few conditions. PC Mag usually runs this test on any laptop they review. You can download many of the PC Mag benchmark modules, but I believe the Battery WinMark is only available on the CD version of the product, which PC Mag sells (CD has all the tests) for about $10 if I remember.

Hope this helps.
Thespian68 is offline  
Old 05-29-03, 07:18 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 12,056
Thespian68,

thanks for the response.

I'll definitely check it out... much appreciated.
Coral is offline  
Old 05-29-03, 08:56 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Fairfax, VA USA
Posts: 1,258
From one Canuck to another- Youre welcome !
Thespian68 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.