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New T460s problems

2016-03-05, 16:20 PM

Received my T460s yesterday. I have two major issues with the computer:

 

1) The Wifi is incredcibly slow. I also have a T440s. In the same spot, the T440s get 4-6x the Wifi speed of the 460s. This is consistent in 2 different locations over multiple measurments.

2) I have gone through 3 complete battery charges now. The longest I even got was 3 hours. Just installing software and typing, no gaming or intense graphics. The T440s with the same settings and the small battery in the rear gets about 6 hours with similar use.

 

Any ideas on how to improve the Wifi?

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Re: New T460s problems

2016-03-20, 5:38 AM

I've also purchased a T460s getting it just a few days ago. I haven't had problems with the wifi but I have questions with the battery problems. I have decreased my screen brightness to 30-50% depending on the light in the room. When typing word docs I thnk the  brightness burns battery power, sometimes as much as 60% of your battery goes to the screen or so the battery monitor is telling me. So I've kicked up the life to over 6 hours with less brightness, but I don't think I should have to kick down an ultrabook that much to get what was promissed. 

 

I did have a problem with the recommended scaling at 150% which crashed the display drive several times. then I set it to 125% and it's fine.

 

 

 

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Re: New T460s problems

2016-03-20, 15:22 PM

Thanks. Somehow the wifi got better with time. I don't really know why......

The biggist issue for me is battery life. Here is the quote from the Lenovo web page  "all-day battery life". This is plain false advertising and misleading to the customer. My workday is not 4 hours, i wish it was. I sometimes need high brightness in my work environment and cannot afford to run at 40% brightness or lower. I went back to my old T440s with the 12 hours battery life. The T460s is pretty much useless to me  now.

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Re: New T460s problems

2016-03-21, 16:31 PM

Why not return it?

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Re: New T460s problems

2016-03-22, 18:14 PM

In response to customer reports of a decrease in available battery life on some ThinkPads, including the T460s, X1 Yoga, P50, and P70 models, running Synaptics Fingerprint Driver v5.0.62.30, Lenovo has released an updated fingerprint driver.

 

The Synaptics Fingerprint Driver v 5.0.88.04 can be downloaded here: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS105408

 

Thank you,

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Re: New T460s problems

2016-03-25, 12:43 PM

Thank you all for alerting us to battery life issues. Amy provided the link to the new FPR driver, which will make a noticeable difference. You can also update your Win10 system by following the instructions below:

  • Hit Start
  • Select All Apps
  • Select Lenovo Companion
  • Click in the upper-left hand corner and select “System Update”

I've also posted a separate topic on the forum with the same details 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Improving-battery-life-on-T460s/m-p/3292839#M108087

 

Thank you so much for posting about your experience. and we appreciate your business. 

 

ThinkPad Product Marketing

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Re: New T460s problems

2016-03-31, 14:18 PM

Hi Amy,

 

Could you please provide me with the actual change in battery life after driver update?

The marketing lines claim all-day battery, and people write in reviews that the batter lasts only a few hours even with web-surfing alone without video.

I am a little confused. Is the fingerprint driver the sole reason for the battery drainage?

How much does the battery life improve after update?

Could you please provide me with solid numbers if possible?

I am about make a deicision to purchase this product or not.

Thanks

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Re: New T460s problems

2016-03-31, 22:24 PM

I am curious, too. I will install the update tomorrow and test over the weekend. Currently, the laptop is unacceptable. I have my doubts the new driver will magically give me all day battery.

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Re: New T460s problems

2016-04-01, 2:02 AM

Please let me know as soon as you find out. Lenovo T460s seems to be the best value, but if the battery life is not good, then I would need to go with another option since I am always on the road.

Thank you very much in advance

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Re: New T460s problems

2016-04-02, 11:13 AM

Hello! i'm also very interested about did new FP driver helped with battery life

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