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ron1999
Fanfold Paper
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎12-20-2018
Location: US
Views: 2,047
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X1 Extreme Battery > 3 Hours Unacceptable!

Three days with my new X1E and cannot get it better than 3 hours battery life.  I've read all I could find on battery saving and tweaks and three hours is the best I could get.   I turned down the screen to about 50% and with zero activity, just sitting idle with the scren on, it lasted just over 3 hours.  I also did a battery calibration refresh - no change.   

 

Also, in Power Options I changed Processor Power Management > Maximum Processor State > On Battery = 30%.   Still 3 hrs.

 

How is it possilbe to claim 15 hours in their specs???   I see others are getting around 6 hours; I'd be happy with that...

 

It would make an excellent desktop that's plugged in all the time.   Sadly, it's going back for a refund...

 

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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/lenovo-x1-extreme-POOR-BATTERY-3-HRS-with-ful...

karunadheera
What's DOS?
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-26-2012
Location: Singapore
Views: 1,128
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Re: X1 Extreme Battery > 3 Hours Unacceptable!

That is terrible. I get ~10 hours out of my X1E easily.

 

X1E 1080p, 16GB i7-8750H, Dual SSD (970 PRO 512G, WDC PC SN720 512G), Pop!_OS, Undervolt, TLP, CPU Power Manager

 

I guess you're on Windows. May be it is doing creepy stuff that you are not aware of. I do not allow corporate scammers like Microsoft on my hardware.

lenovotv
Token Ring
Posts: 476
Registered: ‎05-24-2018
Location: CA
Views: 1,100
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Re: X1 Extreme Battery > 3 Hours Unacceptable!

This is strange. I could easily get 5+ hours on the 4K model of X1E.

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