03-07-2010 10:43 AM
I have a new Thinkpad with the 9 cell battery and NVIDIA graphics. When just browsing the internet through a wireless connection with the power settings at maximum runtime, the battery meter only shows a maximum of 3:55 runtime. Is this normal? If so the reviews of battery life must be way off.
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03-08-2010 03:03 PM
I only have the i5 520 so I wonder what is draining the battery so fast. It is not a matter of insufficient charge. Once charged to about 95% it shows almost 94 watts, but it drops rapidly. Are you using a wireless connection?
03-09-2010 06:46 AM
Finally found the cause. It was related to software I installed - O & O Defrag. There is a setup option to not defrag while on battery power that I HAD NOT enabled. Once I did that, battery life extended to between 6 and 7 hours for light activity.