Battery Life Results
We run three different workloads to test battery life, all of them from PCMark 8.
The Home suite tests Web browsing, writing, casual gaming, photo editing and video chat. Futuremark considers the Home test to be computationally light. PCMark 8’s Creative benchmark, on the other hand, is more demanding. It includes Web browsing, photo editing, batch editing, video editing, creating media to go, mainstream gaming and video chatting. Meanwhile, the Work suite includes office-oriented tasks that don’t hammer the platform particularly hard.
Despite the variety in what each metric includes Gigabyte’s P34W v3 posts fairly even battery life results. The Home and Creative runs are each good for roughly 2.5 hours. The lighter-duty Work suite comes closer to three hours.
Of course, you could stretch battery life by dialing down screen brightness below 200 cd/m² or specifying a more conservative power profile. We simply use these settings for consistency between comparison machines.