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GIGABYTE P2542G Gaming Laptop Review - Battery Life Performance

We take a look at GIGABYTE's P2542G gaming notebook, which performs surprisingly well as an all-around machine, but not so well as a true gaming machine.

By: | Gaming Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Sep 30, 2012 6:42 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

PowerMark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.1

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/powermark/

Download here: http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/powermark/

 

 

PowerMark is a benchmark produced by Futuremark that simulates different usage scenarios in order to determine battery life. It loops these different scenarios infinitely until the battery hits 15% and then gives us an estimated battery life time. For our testing, we use all four different scenarios. These are video playback, gaming, web browsing and word processing.

 

Tests are ran twice, once with the computer's Power Options set to Balanced and another with the computer's Power options set to High Performance.

 

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I'm rather disappointed by the battery life that the P2542G provides. Clocking in at 2:02 in performance mode and 1:59 in balanced mode, the system has roughly 30 minutes shorter battery life than the larger iBUYPOWER Valkyrie. In all reality, these results should go the other way.

 

GIGABYTE could opt to use a larger capacity battery, but this would weigh more and reduce the portability of the machine. It's always a trade-off and it seems like GIGABYTE went slightly more towards the portability aspect. The only issue with this is I can't use the system for as long even though I can tote it around longer.

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