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What is considered good battery life?

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by exhortjump, Nov 26, 2008.

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  1. exhortjump

    exhortjump Notebook Consultant

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    generally speaking, what would be considered good battery life on a laptop these days?
     
  2. ronnieb

    ronnieb Representing the Canucks

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    Depends what kind of notebook you're talking about.
    i.e gaming notebook/business grade notebook etc.
     
  3. exhortjump

    exhortjump Notebook Consultant

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    what i mean is a notebook just for light use (e.g. taking notes in class or during a meeting). i will be word processing and surfing the web.
     
  4. namaiki

    namaiki Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    5 hours+ is good

    average say is maybe 3 hours?
     
  5. ronnieb

    ronnieb Representing the Canucks

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    Good estimated battery time for school/business notebooks is 3:30+ (hrs:mins)
     
  6. Isend2C

    Isend2C Notebook Deity

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    I've never had over 2 hours, except on my first laptop, an Averatec, it got about 2.5 hours... I'd be impressed by 3.5 hours. Most people consider 3 to be weak though, but when you consider all that it's powering I'm pretty impressed by it. A Battery runs: Processor, RAM, Motherboard, Graphics Card, Hard Drive, Wireless, Screen Everything!!
     
  7. namaiki

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    Probably because I live in the world of integrated graphics.
    A 3DMark03 score of over 2k is just...wow.
     
  8. TehSuigi

    TehSuigi Part-time Acer Moderator

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    I actually get between 3 and 3.75 hours out of my 8-cell on my 6920G after I did the CPU upgrade. That SuperLFM mode is a godsend.
     
  9. Mr._Kubelwagen

    Mr._Kubelwagen More machine now than man

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    I'm lucky if I get 2.5 hours on my G1s. Usually I can get 2 hours.
     
  10. SmoothTofu

    SmoothTofu Inspiron 1420 Owner

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    I can get 6 hours on my 1 1/2 year old 1420 w/ 9-cell battery, with heavy tweaking that is ;)
    (lowest brightness, undervolted, underclocked on battery power, vista battery saver, etc.)

    But average I would say for a non-gamer laptop is 3-4 hours.
     
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