The PCMark 10 Idle scenario measures battery life for the inactive time between tasks to produce the upper limit of the PCMark 10 Battery Life Profile. The screen is kept on during the test. No activity is performed on the system during the test, other than a small amount of CPU load from running the PCMark 10 application.
No activity is performed on the system other than keeping the screen on for the duration of the test.
The PCMark 10 Idle scenario reports battery life as the time taken from the start of the test until the PC goes into hibernation or shuts down. The time is reported in hours and minutes.