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Paper Tape
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brand new lenovo y50 and only 2 hours of battery life

So, as the title says, i purchased the y50 today (win 10/i5/960m) and everything's good except for the battery life. I've been reading a lot of reviews and they always say around 4 to 5 hours of web surfing, which is reasonable for me. However, right now i'm on balanced mode with screen brightness at roughly 50% and the remaining time tells me "2 hours". Actually this remaining time thing fluctuates between 1 hour 30 mins to 3 hours - but never above 4 (not sure why).


I've personally tested the battery time from 100% charge with light web surfing (youtube, reddit, etc) and it lasted me a bit less than 3 hours. The power status under the lenovo settings shows that my battery condition is "good"  and the full charge capacity is pretty much at the design capacity of 54wh so i'm not sure what the problem is. 


Any help would be appreciated.


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Re: brand new lenovo y50 and only 2 hours of battery life

Hi Shand,


Welcome to the Lenovo community!

I think i have the same specs like yours. Today i tested again and it lasted like 3 hours 20 mins of course some idle time in between. I have a Bluetooth mouse connected and wired cable for internet too. Brightness is almost 80%. I've been using Intel graphic card all the while without switching to nVidia card.


I would like to suggest you to do a battery gauge reset. But i would like to double confirm with you again if you have tried that like the screengrab below which can be found in Energy Management software.



Let us know how you get on  .




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