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Netbook Battery Draining Fast


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#1 Alumar

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 08:47 PM

I just bought this netbook from a friend and I've noticed the battery drains within an hour after use from full charge.

 

The netbook is an Acer Aspire one

 

Windows 7 ultimate.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 08:55 PM

 Batteries lose their ability to hold a charge over time.  My laptop is 2.5 years old, and I just started getting a notice that it now only has 40% of its original ability to hold a charge.  Windows 7 has the ability to do this I learned.  I just timed it last night, and after an hour even it was down to something like 23%.  If your netbook's over 2 years old, what you're seeing is par for the course.  I checked prices for mine and they vary all over the place with Amazon having them as low as $20, Micro Center having them for around $50, and Toshiba (my laptop's brand) for $75.  I'm sure the Toshiba ones are good, but I'm sure giving serious consideration to one of those Amazon ones that're so much cheaper.  I'm still researching this one.

 

Good luck.


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#3 Alumar

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 09:20 PM

Thanks! yeah, this one is 2 years old, that's the one I've been looking to.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 09:28 PM

Just a few F.Y.I. facts -

Battery life on a laptop / notepad is directly related to the tasks you're performing. While it's possible you got a "dud" battery, watching movies, playing graphics-intensive games, decoding the human genome, and keeping your screen on full brightness for a long period of time can all drain your battery quickly. The biggest offenders would probably be graphics-related.

 

It's very appropriate that this article came up on Lifehacker: http://lifehacker.com/5566020/how-to-maximize-the-battery-life-of-your-windows-laptop

Based on that article, the LCD screen is the biggest drain, and your brightness settings can have a lot to do with overall life.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 09:30 PM

Thanks for the suggestion guys!






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