12-22-2015 12:04 PM
So I just picked up my Yoga 3 14 after reading a number of reviews. From what I read people seem to to be clocking up around 7 hours.
Since owing the machine I have updated the OS to Windows 10 and installed a few bits and bobs. As I sit here with the screen brightness at 50% Windows tells me that I have 2 hours remaining. Naturally this estimate varies quite a bit but I generally seem to be getting around 3 hours of light use.
Running the windows battery health check shows that the battery looks OK so I'm not sure why I seem to be getting less battery life than the revewers, unless Windows 10 is a massive battery hog.
Also, I tend to keep the brightness around 50% and the power plan on balanced.
Any more Yoga 3 14 owners out there? How does your battery fair?
12-23-2015 07:07 PM
12-24-2015 09:42 AM
Thanks for the feedback. Wonder how reviewers were able to clock such high numbers. I'm not bothered as I don't need to go off battery all that often, but it seems to be off the advertised up to 7.5 hours. Unless that was recorded in energy saver mode with the brightness on the lowest value!
12-24-2015 10:34 AM
12-24-2015 06:26 PM
Agreed but when CNET and LapTop Review both rated the battery at almost exact estimates (roughlly 8 hours), how are we getting 3 hours? I only paid $400 for my Yoga 3 14 but come on, 3 hours??? My 5 year old Toshiba does better than that.
09-02-2016 08:49 AM
The weird thing about my Yoga 14 (i5) is that when I first bought it 2 months ago, I was getting 7 hours of battery time. Today, I'm only getting around 3. What happened? My usage hasn't changed, I'm careful with it and don't beat it up, and I've changed the settings so that it's always in 'Battery Saver' mode. What is the solution Lenovo support?