HP Benchmarking: Battery Drain tx2051 vs tx2525

I had to run these test a few time to get it right as it was my first time using Battery Meter, but I figured everything out and finally have the results.   To make the tests more accurate, I used the same battery in each test.   I ran the test in the tx2525, pulled the battery and then put it into the tx2051.   I figured that would at least take one variable out of the equation.   Below are the results of the testing, I’ll let the graphs speak for themselves.   I’ll give the short of it though – tx2051 lasted 18 ticks longer.   Initial thoughts on the matter are that the dedicated graphics card might take a little more juice as the test application is graphical in nature.

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HP Pavilion tx2051
AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-66 – 2.3 Ghz
250 GB 5400 RPM HDD
4 gig DDR2 RAM
Nvidia GeForce Go 6150 – Shared
Vista Ultimate x64
HP Pavilion tx2525
AMD Turion 64 X2 RM-70 – 2.0 Ghz
250 GB 5400 RPM HDD
3 gig DDR2 RAM
ATI HD 3200 – 64MB Dedicated
Vista Ultimate x64

Some settings below as I set each one to have the same –

  • High Performance
  • Shut off at 5%
  • Screen back light on the whole time – Full Brightness