08-19-2012 02:45 AM
I'm getting low battery life from just the Power Saver Mode (about 2 hours).
The Y580 was advertised to last as long as 5 hours.
What configurations are people using to get this long of battery life?
08-19-2012 03:13 AM
01-10-2013 12:32 PM
I too am having this issue! On Windows 8 whether using Power Saver or Lenovo Dynamic Graphics, I never get more than 2.5 hours of battery life!
the specs on the Y580 page clearly state 5 hours life on a 6 cell battery which is what I have.
So how do I acheive this?
01-10-2013 02:01 PM
What are you doing on battery? If you are gaming, you can forget it. Everything from dimming the screen, reducing the sound, or forced underclocking will improve battery life. Don't really expect 5 hours on battery unless you are web browsing and have everything optimized for saving power. Pretty much they rate the laptops bettery run time based on being pretty much idle the whole time.
02-18-2013 07:26 PM
I wouldn't expect to get 5 hours if I was gaming, but no I am indeed just browsing web, typing documents. Even on absolute minimum power saver (and even FORCING the cpu to throttle between 5 and 20%) I cannot get more than 2.5 hours life!
that's bull and something is definitely wrong, but I have no idea how to find out what the problem is. Every Y580 review I've found says they have acheived 5 hours on power saver, and up to 8 hours if they turned off wifi and dimmed the screen.
I'm not getting any where CLOSE to that even on my minimum power settings. anyone have any ideas?
02-18-2013 07:48 PM
02-18-2013 09:16 PM