Zebook UX430UQ battery life

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  1. dandv

    dandv Notebook Consultant

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    Anyone else owns a UX430UQ (the one with the Nvidia 940MX GPU)?

    The battery life (on Ubuntu) has been just ****ty. A year after I bought it, it lasts for only one hour of video conferencing + half an hour of browsing, OR 2 hours max of browsing. The GPU is not in use (good luck getting Nvidia GPUs to work on Ubuntu 16). The fan spins up like crazy when the CPU usage goes above 30% (try loading Chrome with 30+ tabs), while my old DELL E7450 loads Chrome with 200 tabs without spinning up the fans (CPU at 100%).

    Thermal management on this laptop is junk. Not sure if it's Ubuntu's fault (I've never run Windows on it).

    I'm thinking of replacing it with an ultraportable (I like the ~3lbs weight of the UX430) with integrated graphics, but I want to make sure the graphics card can power a 4K monitor.
     
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  2. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    That's really bad, however you can replace it if it's not good anymore.
     

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