We have used ArcTools battery test feature to run a battery rundown test and measure the time taken by a full battery discharge in different situations.
First test deals with loop playing Big Buck Bunny video, and waiting for the battery power to stop… This exercises essentially the CPU used to decode the video and the screen in charge of displaying the movie.The Arnova 10 Tablet ran out of power after a little more than 16 000 seconds which is about 4 hours and half. In comparison, the Archos 10 IT (running firmware 2.1.4) ran the same test for a little more than 28 000 seconds which is 7 hours 45 mins.
Second test is about simulating a web browsing session, loading different web pages every 60 seconds. This exercise both WIFI to download the content, the screen to display the information and a little CPU to render the pages.
The test with the Arnova 10 Tablet ran for a little than 16000 seconds which is about 4 hours and half, a result very similar to test 1. In comparison, the Archos 10 IT (running firmware 2.1.4) ran the same test for a little more than 28 000 seconds which is 7 hours 45 mins.
Don’t hesitate to join the tests if you want to add more test data and help the community, just follow the procedure.