Every laptop owner is aware of the importance of the battery life. If you have your notebooks’ interest at best, a battery benchmark operation is recommended once in a while, to test the approximate amount of time it’s likely to last while away from an electrical source.
Battery Eater will perform a thorough diagnostics on your laptop’s battery and will inform you with regard to its life potential. By performing a series of extensive tests, it will literally drain the life out of your notebook, for the noble purpose of letting you know what your device is capable of.
The application is completely portable, it can be run from a removable drive if you prefer and has a simple, yet pleasant interface. Before you start the actual tests, for accurate results, it’s recommendable to charge the battery to its maximum capacity. Battery Eater features four benchmarking algorithms: Classic or the Maximum Load Test, Reader’s Test – imposes a lower level of stress, Idle Test – checks how your device will last when your laptop is going to be in an idle state and last, but not least, the Plugin Bench.
For the average user, the most significant results will be obtained by performing the first two tests. The Classic algorithm relies on a 3D rendering approach that will task the notebook’s GPU and CPU, thus putting a high load of stress on the battery. The Reader’s Test is less demanding and is actually based on an automated procedure that will open a text file and scroll through it until the device runs out of power juice. As soon as the tests are over, the laptop will automatically go into hibernation, but a copy of the results will be saved in Battery Eater’s installation folder.
Aside from the aforementioned features, the application will also offer you a set of hardware related information: CPU, RAM, HDD and power supply details. The purpose of the application remains that of providing an extremely efficient way to benchmark the battery and even though the tests might require a few hours, it’s a little price to pay for such a precious piece of information.
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