Is my laptop's battery life normal for it's age?
October 6, 2011 6:55 PM Subscribe
Is my laptop's battery life normal for it's age? It's used and I know next to nothing to laptops. More inside.
posted by CelebrenIthil to Technology (12 answers total)
I've started University and my brother was kind enough to lend me is laptop since he doesn't have use for it currently.
It is, if I am reading the tag right, a HP Pavillion dv5t-1000. My brother's can't remember exactly but we can estimate it's about 4 years old. I think it still has the same battery as it came with. It is running Windows 7.
I've noticed the battery seems to take 50 seconds to go down by 1%, while being open but idle (like, I'm not touching it and like, a powerpoint window is open). I've enabled advanced battery saving options and dimmed the screen past 50% brightness.
I've done a rough calculation that I'd get less than 1h20 min of power on "just have a document open" use when running on battery. (my classes are 3 hour long)
Does that sound like a fair amount of battery life for such a laptop? I've never had anything but desktops so I have no idea what'd be a reasonable norm for this.