09-19-2010 09:25 PM
Here's my specs:
T500 2.4ghz w/ 4gb ram, purchased october 09
Graphics: "energy saving" mode
Life: only 2.5 hours battery life, three if I'm lucky.
Usage: just have about 10 tabs open on chrome, no flash or anything
What are you guys getting? Other reviews claimed people getting about six hours. I did the battery gauge reset earlier today, it calculated a max of a little less than three hours as well.
My friend's t400 2.2ghz (with 9-cell) seemed to last for six hours easily, possibly more than that.
09-19-2010 10:18 PM - edited 09-19-2010 10:19 PM
I ended up stumbling upon this thread ( http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-7-Discussion/Battery-Life-Decrease-In-Windows-7/td-p/168772/page... )and have the same symptoms of the fan constantly running among other things.
I'm updating power manager to see if it'll fix things, otherwise I'm getting tempted to cave and buy something else.
09-20-2010 12:34 AM
09-20-2010 08:51 AM - edited 09-20-2010 08:55 AM
Cell make: Sanyo, manufactured 2009-09-28, first used 2009-10
Full Charge Capacity: 75.89
Design Capacity: 84.24 WH
Cycle Count: 188
FRU part number: 42T4619
Laptop Model: 2082-Z2U
I've only been using graphics in the intel mode.
If the battery has a 1 year warranty, should I try to get it warrantied ASAP then?
09-20-2010 09:20 AM
09-20-2010 12:03 PM
I too confirm 5 hours for the T500 with 9cell, maybe more. Since you are at 188 cycles I recommend reading about Lion batteries ( and rechargeable in general) - it is very important how you have been using your battery - and only you know that - and compare it with recommended usage.
09-20-2010 12:27 PM - edited 09-20-2010 12:29 PM
ugh, I meant 2082-8ZU
I did't realize (and am somewhat surprised) that the battery's already gone through 188 cycles. I did just upgrade everything and put my settings into "power optimized mode" now, I'll see if it helps.
09-20-2010 05:50 PM