I would suggest to run nvidia-settings - powermizer tab and then enable compiz. As soon as i enable compiz then the card does not stay long in powerlevel 0 (135/135) - it runs in powerlevel 2 (full speed) as soon as there are some effects used - when you don't move your fingers it may go back to 0 but every effect will use much more energy.
I also have to add I would have like to seen a few more things in the article such as soundcard webcam / external display / bluetooth verified compatibility and what modules they use. As well it would have been nice to see the battery life comparison xv vs vdpau.
Is a different thing to say "prefer deanjo because he's the best" and totally different to say "prefer deanjo over Apopas, because Apopas sucks".
The first one is an accetable advertise for deanjo while the second one is an insult to Apopas and that's what Asus did. So no, while I won't agree against the Phoronix Asus reviews like some proposed, I won't buy Asus products again since they didn't advertise but insulted (even with lies in some cases).
And yes! I would like to see as well soundcard webcam / external display / bluetooth verified compatibility and what modules they use.
I would like to see reviews of portables include the weight to the nearest 25g. It's very hard to tell weight from manufacturers' sites, because you never know what they are weighing. But Phoronix reviews are very clear about the exact hardware configuration under review.
Battery life isn't always worse with Linux. I have a Dell Vostro 1500 with a 9cell battery that got around 5:00 to 5:30 with Windows Vista and now that I have switched to Linux it just about always gets 5:30.
Yeah it always depends on the kind of software you run. For example with Linux you can turn off eye candy and even run a light blackbox desktop. This helps a lot to conserve energy.