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Information on Y500 battery life

2013-05-27, 19:08 PM

I recently ordered a Lenovo Y500 and I think I misread the battery life and did not notice it was about 3 and a half hours. Has anyone been able to get anymore out of it by lowering the settings etc etc?


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Re: Information on Y500 battery life

2013-05-31, 18:30 PM

hi Tokioi,


Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!


   I tried Checking the Personal reference of Y500 and it has 3.0hr battery life.


I would suggest to use Passmark's BatteryMon.

This will show you the maximum battery capacity and it should be 72000mWh

It will also show the current Discharge rate of your laptop that if lessen, It will extend the use of the battery.


You can check these settings:

              - Power Setting  = Balanced/Powersaver

               - Screen Brightness = 30/40%
               - Minimal Processes Running
That can lower your discharge rate and will surely give more hours of usage.
Hope this helps,

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Re: Information on Y500 battery life

2013-05-31, 21:10 PM

If I may add one more information. The estimated actual battery life according to someone in another forum is 1/3 of the manufacturer's rating. In your case, your battery will last 1 hour of continues usage.


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Re: Information on Y500 battery life

2014-04-04, 13:02 PM

Ive abandoned windows 8 and installed windows 7 pro. from 60% (i leave on maximize battery health), i can last about 3 hours with power saving mode at work, constantly surfing internet/excel/word/videos etc. something about power saving mode really works. i can end up with about 5-6 hours on a full charge. 

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