Battery Life - Reading

MobileMark's next battery life test is the Reader 2002SE benchmark, which only provides a battery life metric: The workload in this category models a notebook user reading a book on his computer.

MobileMark 2005 - Reader 2002

Here there's no difference between Core Duo and Core 2 Duo, which in the mobile world is important. If Intel isn't going to give us any more battery life, it had better not take any away.

Battery Life - DVD Playback

The DVD Playback 2005 test is just as it seems, this benchmark measures battery life while playing DVD content. The content is provided by BMW:

MobileMark 2005 - DVD Playback

The DVD playback test agrees with the previous three tests, there's no change to battery life with Core 2 Duo.

Battery Life - Wireless Web Browsing

Our final battery life test centers around wireless internet browsing.

This test requires a web server to wirelessly feed content to the machine being tested, as it browses the web pages stored on the server until it runs out of battery.

MobileMark 2005 - Wireless Browsing

In our final battery life test, the Core 2 Duo T7600 actually falls behind its Core Duo counterpart by 2 minutes, but the margin of error for battery life tests is usually at least 1%, so overall battery life is essentially identical.

Battery Life - Business Applications Final Words


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  • IntelUser2000 - Saturday, August 5, 2006 - link


    It was interesting to compare the numbers in this review with the previous Core 2 Duo desktop review where 2MB vs 4MB L2 cache was examined (although at 1,83GHz/1066)">

    Its not a perfect comparison but from what I can gather, there are significant improvements performance wise coming from the core, even in the non-FP/SSE related benchmarks. A favorite argument among some people is that the extra cache makes all the difference, I hope this will shut them up! (tho I really doubt it)

    Correct. Lots of the benchmarks show 10% advantage for Core 2 Duo over Core Duo. The only 10% advantage 4MB L2 over 2MB L2 is in a single app.
  • bob661 - Thursday, August 3, 2006 - link

    Video makes ALL the difference in the world. Reply
  • monsoon - Thursday, August 3, 2006 - link

    I'm in the market for a mini PC to do video trancode, and I was considering the MEROM chip to compare to YONAH... the end, given the right graphic card ( add ATI X1400 series or higher here ) with hardware embedded transcode features, i guess the YONAH fits my bill just right.

    And i get to pay 100$ or 200$ less than the same computer with a MEROM which could not offer me better on the video side...

    What do you think ?
  • bob661 - Thursday, August 3, 2006 - link

    I would get the best video you can get with the cash saved from getting the Memron. Reply
  • Tiamat - Thursday, August 3, 2006 - link

    Whats the difference between the Intel Core Duo T2300E* and the Intel Core Duo T2300E?

    I see a difference in price, but not specs. The page in the article does not address the asterisk...
  • Anand Lal Shimpi - Thursday, August 3, 2006 - link

    The asterisk means that the CPU lacks support for Intel Virtualization Technology (VT). I had the note on Page 3 but I forgot to include it on Page 2 :) Thanks for the heads up :)

    Take care,

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