as I don’t have the time right now to write a full review and as there are already a few out there, I will focus on different aspects and try to give you as many information as I can. If I find some time, I will reformat the list below as table so it’s easier to get the changes.
If you have anything I should try out, just ask.
First thing that I got asked: battery
I tried out a few things and I will expand this list as I continue to try out more.
Everything is measured by perfmon.exe (standard Windows tool) with Discharge Rate as indicator, perfmon being in foreground (if possible) and almost nothing as background tasks; Windows battery slider to “better performance”
Note about perfmon refresh cycles
perfmon takes about 3-5 secs for the Discharge Rate to settle after a value is changed. When trying out yourself and adding some other indicators, keep in mind, that their internal refresh is quicker so that you have to move the Discharge Rate graph 3 to 5 secs to the left in mind.
Eve V, i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Windows Version 1709
Wifi: on – no connection
Bluetooth: on – no connection
Sound: no output
Keyboard: connected through pogo pins, fully charged
Discharge Rate: 3.625 mW
raw data as text
Changes (changed back to base settings after each paragraph):
Brightness: 100% -> 5.610 mW
Brightness: minimum -> 2.979 mW
WiFi: Off -> 3.458 mW
WiFi: On, connected -> between 3.920 mW and 4.278 mW, 4.063 mW in average
Bluetooth: off -> 3.366 mW
Keyboard: disconnected (with Bluetooth off) -> 3.176 mW
Windows Power Saving Mode: On -> 3.161 mW
Typing in Word (regular text, just typing with spell checking enabled): 4.552 mW to 5.244 mW
Typing in Editor: 3.650 mW
Multitasking, starting apps, starting word, closing word: 8.345 mW in average, spikes to 19.195 mW
Coming home, activating WiFi, connected, causing Windows to fetch all kind of things: 10.860 mW average over 74s, spikes up to 24.820 mW
Running Guild Wars 2 with wireless mouse connected, WiFi on, connected: 14.911 mW average with spikes up to 22.027 mW (GW2 in Lions Arch with medium to low settings, at half native resolution, 24 to 43 FPS)
Multitasking like mad (real), running Guild Wars 2 in background and foreground, high access to SSD, maxing out processor, max brightness, speakers at full volume: 28.842 mW at max
Browsing Internet with Edge, writing this post (WiFi on, connected): 4.922 mW in average