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HiVolt
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X220, 6-cell vs 9-cell batt

I've been trying to find comparison pictures of the X220 with a 6-cell and 9-cell battery, without much luck. I want to see how much the 9-cell sticks out vs the 6-cell.

 

Has anyone seen such a picture anywhere?

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rsdmems
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Re: X220, 6-cell vs 9-cell batt

If you go to youtube and search for "x220 review" you'll see different variations in the different videos. Personally, I ordered mine with the four-cell (for around 5-6 hours of battery life when I'm out of the office for just a little while) to keep it under three pounds, AND the nine-cell (for 12-14 hours of battery life) for when I'm at an all-day conference and don't want to lug along the A/C adapter. For the extra two ounces of the nine-cell vs. the six-cell, who cares what it looks like when you've got 50% more battery life?

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HiVolt
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Re: X220, 6-cell vs 9-cell batt

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Ok, I will try to search the review pics...

 

Edit: I found a good youtube vid, which showed the 9-cell sticking out like mad... Definitely don't want that... I'll stick with the 6-cell when it comes time to order.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVeNdSN41Tg

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wyld
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Re: X220, 6-cell vs 9-cell batt

is it weird that i kind of like the batteries that stick out the back?  on my x120e, i usually use it as kind of a grip to carry and open the lid.

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ColonelONeill
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Re: X220, 6-cell vs 9-cell batt

I don't think it's weird. The symmetric battery protrusion on the X100e makes it reminiscient of a very small briefcase. It also helps if you're trying to plug the AC adapter in without looking.
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CarlosQ
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Re: X220, 6-cell vs 9-cell batt

I don't like the 9-cell battery. When I bought the x220 the 9/cell bat was the only option. So I figured it would fit nicely without sticking out. 

 

Question: Does the 6-cell battery sticks out at all or should I go for the 4-cell?

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Re: X220, 6-cell vs 9-cell batt

The 6-cell does not stick out at all (it is exactly flush with the back of the X220 case). At the time of my purchase, 6-cell was standard and 9-cell was a free optional upgrade but I didn't want it to stick out. Get the 4-cell only if you need the lightest weight possible -- I think the battery life would be too much of a compromise.

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CarlosQ
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Re: X220, 6-cell vs 9-cell batt

I'll go for the 6-cell. Thanks for clarification Richard.

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erik
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Re: X220, 6-cell vs 9-cell batt

Carlos - welcome to the forum!

 

the 4-cell runs about 4 hours with an i5-2520M under normal use with wifi on, two memory modules, an intel SSD, and display at 8~9 brightness.   the 6-cell adds a couple hours under the same conditions.

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daviboz
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Re: X220, 6-cell vs 9-cell batt

Hi,

 

I'm going to buy a X220. I think I'll avoid the 9 cell battery just because it sticks out in the back. Anyway also the 6 cell it sticks out a little bit in the bottom, as you can see here, even if that doesn't give problems of stabilty as stated here. So I was wondering if buying a 4 cell battery, but before I'd like to know if the 4 cell battery is taller as the 6 cell one or less. Do you have any idea?