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Thinkpad X1 carbon 9th gen - battery life

2021-04-19, 23:40 PM



I am a novice when it comes to using Thinkpads.

Received it a few days ago. I only use it to browse internet using chrome.

I have Bitdefender and skype running in the background.

Brightness set to around 80% (FHD screen)


Average battery life is up to 4hours. This is really not what I had expected. Is it normal for these kind of laptops? What do you recommend?


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Re:Thinkpad X1 carbon 9th gen - batter life

2021-04-20, 10:37 AM

Hi kamgae ,


Welcome to the Community Forums.


According to the documentation, that is far from what you should expect.


Max Battery Life
MobileMark 2014: 21.3 hr
MobileMark 2018: 16.7 hr
JEITA 2.0: 26.0 hr



Usually you'll want to divide these estimates by half, but 4hr is quite a good ways off half.


Try the following to see what state your battery is in:


Step 1. Generate a Battery Report:
- Follow the steps below in order to generate a Battery Report in Windows 10:
- Right-click the Windows Icon in the bottom left corner and select "Search"
- Type "cmd" into the search bar, right click the program showing up and select "Run as Administrator"
- Copy and paste "powercfg /batteryreport /output "C:\battery_report.html" into the command prompt window. Without the quotations.
- Using Explorer navigate to C:\ aka the root directory. You should see a file labeled battery_report.html. 
Check here on how to read it: 

Please also run a diagnostic scan of the battery on the support site for your device.
Click Custom Scan and tick the box next to the battery. 


If you see any discrepancies in the reports, then you might have a bad battery on your hands.





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Re:Thinkpad X1 carbon 9th gen - battery life

2021-04-22, 13:22 PM

Have you tried browsing without Skype running in the background?  As Skype, all video conferencing, is processor/graphics intensive and drains the battery. 

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