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12-07-2013

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Re: The BIG lie about the battery life of S210

2014-06-05, 9:16 AM

I got a reply in the same line but in regards to their own website - imagine that!;  a Lenovo agent literally told me on the phone: "You shouldn´t believe everything that is on our website. Many things are there just for advertisement..."

I couldn´t believe my ears!

 

It seems Lenovo´s customer policy is to simply take the money, give useless promises and never listen to customers´ concerns.

I for one will not be buying any Lenovo products in the future.

I´m sure I´m not the only one with this decision.

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06-30-2014

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Re: The BIG lie about the battery life of S210

2014-06-30, 2:18 AM

i completly agree. i unplged my computer 13 mins ago and it says 82 percent remaining and 1hour and 7 min:smileysad:

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08-22-2014

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Re: The BIG lie about the battery life of S210

2014-08-22, 15:38 PM

All that has been said above is true. In my case I noticed that the battery was only rate at 2100 mA Hr, or something to that effect. They have more powerful three cell batteries for the S-210 up to 3800. This should give the S210 up to an extra hour, I reckon, which would make it more pleasant to use. In any case a three cell batery makes no sense for a so called ultraportable. Lenovo needs to manufacture a 6 cell batttery for this otherwise really lovely unit and admit their design flaw.

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03-20-2014

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Re: The BIG lie about the battery life of S210

2014-08-22, 16:30 PM
I bought the Acer V11 Touch. No battery problems,about 5.5hrs.
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02-25-2014

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Re: The BIG lie about the battery life of S210

2014-08-22, 17:19 PM
Thanks bh1021, for the Acer feedback. I am thinking of throwing out Lenovo
laptop and was wondering what could be a better choice.

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08-22-2014

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Re: The BIG lie about the battery life of S210

2014-08-28, 16:57 PM

I contacted Lenovo, they sent me a replacment battery of 2220 W-hr, it is the same as in the original unit, although this one lasts 2:30 hrs. They simply will not admit that there is a very serious design flaw with the underpowered battery of the S-210. They do have a 3400 W-hr battery but claim that it will not work on my particuar S-210 model. I have my doubts. I did find a site that claims to have a six cell battery replacement and acknowledge the problem, I wonder if anyone out there bought one of these. Please let us know... Here is the web link

 

http://www.battery-cheap.com/lenovo-laptop-battery/Lenovo-210-Series

 

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12-14-2013

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Re: The BIG lie about the battery life of S210

2014-08-30, 1:47 AM
I've ordered one yesterday from the same link. Got a tracking number today already, expected to deliver in 7 days, comes from Hong Kong. I'll test it out and post a response. Cheers.

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12-09-2013

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Re: The BIG lie about the battery life of S210

2014-09-05, 13:41 PM

I really love this computer except for the battery.  The picture on the site doesn't look like it would fit, but maybe it's just a standard picture.  Please do let us know how you make out.  Meanwhile, Lenovo is holding a big sale on the 3-cell:

 

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/itemdetails/888015454/460/E0C29513E39444D4BD525D6391651190

 

It's half price compared to other third-party sellers.  It says 5+ weeks shipping, but I can wait.  I placed an order and it went through.  At least this way, I get 4 hours total.

 

- Sung

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12-14-2013

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Re: The BIG lie about the battery life of S210

2014-09-05, 17:32 PM

Nah, I guess it's not only Lenovo that cheats. That link I ordered from above, it's a completely different battery model, not meant for the 210 at all. Wasted 55 pounds on it, and now need to spend loads more on shipping it back to Hong Kong I guess, and just hope and pray that I get a refund back.

 

http://www.battery-cheap.com/lenovo-laptop-battery/Lenovo-210-Series

 

Again - this is the link from which you should NOT buy. The photo there is low resolution, and though they say it's for the 210, it's NOT.

 

I think I'll just sell this laptop for dead cheap, count my losses, move on and spend loads on the new Surface 3 instead, lol.

 

At least I know I'll be happy and won't need to plug it in every half hour when I'm watching a movie, heh.

 

Cheers.

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08-22-2014

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Re: The BIG lie about the battery life of S210

2014-09-06, 23:33 PM

So sorry! All this is indeed frustrating... I had a look at the connector on the battery listed at the Hong Kong site, and despite being low-res, my hunch was that the connector was not for the S-210, sorry for all your troubles, but you have helped a lot of folks out there. What I do for the time being is a hot swap with my two batteries, of course you need to be close to the charger for this, alternatively you can do a cold sawp when on the road. I talked to a customer complaints gal last week she was nice, understood the problem, said she would send me a 3400 W-hr battery if they had one and would put in a word to the powers at be to produce a 6 cell battery, I told her that lenovo should not tarnish its reputation with this design fiasco, the solution is simple, but do they have the will and the integrity....

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