Browsing, Writing & Video Chat

Our professional test tool, PC Mark 8®, performed a series of tests such as video chat, web browsing, and photo editing until the battery ran dry. The results were impressive.

Sony Vaio: Battery life barely passed the 2 hour mark on the aging Sony laptop. Once we used Economy Mode & Flight Mode, the laptop lasted more than 3 1/2 hours.

HP Spectre x360: Similar results could be seen on the HP ultrabook, which saw an increase from almost 3 1/2 hours to 5 hours. Not too bad for just pressing 2 buttons in AVG PC TuneUp.

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Watching HD movies

If you like watching movies or TV shows while on a long flight or train ride, battery life is your priority. Thanks to the combined power-saving capabilities of Economy Mode and Flight Mode, battery life was increased noticeably.

Sony Vaio 2011: Once all the power-consuming features of the Sony Vaio were turned off using AVG PC TuneUp, battery life went from barely over 2 hours to 4 1/2 hours: That's enough for one more Hollywood blockbuster.

HP Spectre x360: This one was even more astounding. Apparently all the background activity and Windows' default power management drained the battery after roughly 4 1/2 hours. But once all of this was fixed with AVG, we saw battery life more than double to almost 10 hours.

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We tested on a 7-year-old desktop PC and a brand-new ultrabook, both loaded up with 200 of the most popular software. To check out all our tests, procedures and how we optimized these systems, read our whitepaper here.

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