who has a inspiron 13 5000 2 in 1. Battery life?

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  1. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    I have noticed my battery life is crap on my computer. 2 hrs max with the screen on 25% and just using the browser and email. I would like to know other people's battery life on their models. This seems REALLY low. It states my battery is fine, but I don't think it is!
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    You can reduce browser CPU / GPU load - and battery usage - by disabling ad's, animations like jscript or flash, closing background tabs actively using CPU/GPU, and I've found this extension useful for Chrome:

    The Great Suspender
    Make your computer run smoothly by suspending the tabs you aren't using
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/the-great-suspender/klbibkeccnjlkjkiokjodocebajanakg?hl=en

    "A lightweight extension to reduce chrome's memory footprint. Perfect if you have a lot of tabs open at the same time. Tabs that have not been viewed after a configurable length of time will be automagically suspended in the background, freeing up the memory and CPU being consumed by that tab."

    It looks like someone has / is porting it to Firefox, haven't tried it:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/the-great-suspender-port/
     
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    What does HWinfo64 say your battery wear level is?
     
  4. kojack

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    I will check after and get back to you.
     
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    tira Newbie

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    My laptop battery have that problem. It said that "the battery was in the end of the cycle" (discovered after you press "Fn" + power on button). For your information, it only took one year from the first time i bought it (i bought the new one in the authorized seller). Amazing, isnt it
     
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    Did it make a big difference after you replaced the battery?
     
  7. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    Ok, my battery life on the dell app is poor. I guess my battery was dying a slow death and it took a while to show on the health status. Next question, or questions. Are the batteries on ebay just as good as dell originals, and is there a higher capacity battery available for my notebook?
     
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    The ebay batteries are likely knockoffs so I wouldn't say their quality will be as good as the dell original. Having said that the cheap one's I've done for customers in the past worked ok. Sadly I have no idea if there is a higher cap battery for your laptop, not likely though.
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    I kind of figured as much. Most of the ebay batteries are not labeled dell. Probably from the exact same place as the OEM though. The way I look at it I can have 3 batteries from ebay from the price of one from Dell direct.

    I just started a new job, so I have had to catch up on everything. The xps 15 2 in 1 will be coming in the new year (again). My son will inherent my 5368.
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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