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Got new X260 with 7Cell battery.. no where NEAR 21 hours battery life reported !!

2016-09-16, 15:20 PM

So, I bought the laptop because many reviews and even Lenovo's website tout HUUUUGE battery life with the X260 and the 7cell battery.

So I pulled the trigger and got one.


Here's the article I used:



I have the 1920x1080 screen.


Windows 10 reports about 9 hours of possible use time. 


I haven't really loaded anything special on Windows 10 yet which would even chew into the battery life.


What's going on here?


NOTE: I haven't tested actual use time to see if Windows resets or cleans up the amount of life remaining. I plan to exhaust the battery to see how long it really does go.. but wanted to get some opinions if I have maybe a problem system / battery.




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Re: Got new X260 with 7Cell battery.. no where NEAR 21 hours battery life reported !!

2016-09-17, 11:44 AM

Headline battery life figures will likely be at minimum screen brightness, all radios disabled, power management options turned to minimum power consumption and with essentially no processor load - in other words, all but meaningless. 9 hours is still pretty impressive with current battery technology, though I'm not an X260 owner so cannot comment if it is typical for that particular model.

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