04-07-2015 03:12 AM
I was contemplating between the Thinkpad Yoga 14 and the Thinkpad Yoga 15. They both seem like solid choices, but the main deciding factor would be the battery life. I don't know, from the information provided, the difference in the batteries that are included. If they are the same, I would assume the Yoga 14 has a longer life. Does anyone have the Yoga 15 and would like to share their experience with the battery life?
Thank you very much
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04-07-2015 10:33 AM
Actually the batteries are not the same. Although both systems use an internal battery, the ThinkPad Yoga 15 has a bigger battery that has approx 20% more capacity. But the ThinkPad Yoga 15 also has a larger screen which uses slightly more power. Everything else being equal, my experience is that the Yoga 15 has better battery life simply due to the larger battery.
04-08-2015 09:10 AM
On my Yoga 15, I can get around 9-10 hours with near-minimal brightness and watching youtube videos in IE. Note that my system has SSD so if you go with an HDD model you can expect battery life to be less.
If long battery life is your most important consideration, have you thought about ThinkPad T450 or T550? These systems have 2 batteries (one internal and one removable). If you go with the extended removable battery (68+) then you can get well over 12 hours.
07-02-2015 06:38 AM
I have the Yoga 15 for about 5 weeks and I can't get the power options to work correctly. The computer won't sleep or hibernate. So when pulling the laptop out of my briefcase in the morning the batter is always dead. I've checked to make sure I had the most recent bios version and played with a various power options settings all to no avail; i.e. sleep when lid is shut, hibernate when lid is shut, manually sleeping computer before closing the lid. None seem to work. The battery is always dead the next morning. It won't sleep or hibernate. The battery strength is good because I can use the laptop for several hours on battery power.
ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS...VERY FRUSTRATING.