10-02-2018 03:38 AM
Wait, how long is the battery of the X1Y3 supposed to last with normal use?
I usually get about 3,5 to 4 hours when browsing or playing videos on low brightness on Windows 10 with Chrome. I already undervolted my CPU by 93 mV and use the most current drivers. On average, according to the powercfg battery report, my laptop consumes an average of 10 W. According to Throttlestop, the CPU only accounts for 2 W of this while playing video. Is there something wrong with my device or is the battery just insufficient for it?
10-02-2018 04:26 AM
For me this is normal. Actually, my battery life is even a bit shorter. Around 3 hours typically. The advertising says all day better life. I wish my workday was 3 hours......
10-04-2018 06:39 AM
I got the HDR screen and I'm getting around 3.5 - 4 hours as well with the brightness almost all the way low doing word procesisng and listening to music on youtube.
I also have the massive battery drain in sleep mode problem. Have to use hibernate.
Also have a broken touch screen which has the ghost touch problem which I have been waiting 3 weeks already and am now told new screen won't ship until the 20th of October. Had to disable touch screen.
Worst laptop I have ever owned and its $3k worth top of the line.
11-06-2018 10:44 PM
I just received my X1 Yoga 3rd gen, and was astounded by the horrible battery life. I would leave it plugged in overnight and wake up to 80% battery charge. Or put it in my bag, and open it up, and have 20% remaining.
I'm coming from a yoga 2 pro (2015/2016), so if anything I expected a huge increase in battery life. My yoga 2 pro I could go two or more days without charging - my typical use pattern is opening for 15-20 minutes, storing in my bag maybe 7-8 times a day.
I've done everything I can think of, changing windows power settings to hibernate rather than sleep, but this is absurd. If there isn't a fix for this before my return window is up, I'll be returning it for my money back and looking for another ultrabook.
11-07-2018 06:56 AM
We just purchased a new fleet of 3rd gens and are having the same issue, which was not at all present in our fleet of 2nd gens.
It looks like Lenovo has disabled the traditional sleep state in favor of Connected Standby/Modern Standby on the 3rd gens as well as the 6th gen carbons. This state uses considerably more power than S3, and is causing a lot of headaches for my users.
Lenovo, can we get an official response on this issue? Is there a BIOS update coming that could re-enable S3?
11-08-2018 05:57 AM
Lenovo has not made any mentions on this thread about whether they recognize this as an issue and whether they are looking into any fixes. I have tried messaging directly a moderator and my message went through a black hole. The only answer I got from contacting customer support was that they could replace the battery.
I wish I would had known about this before purchasing mine, so I think the best course of action is to leave a review on the purchasing page about this behavior so prospective buyers are aware of it.
11-08-2018 06:57 PM
I dd that same thing and posted my review on that issue on the main product page. However, it's very unprofessional from Lenovo to not to show any concern seriously!
12-02-2018 02:33 PM
It’s been over half a year and I still do not get close to 8 hrs under any circumstances, including all the tweaks and settings at conserve battery. This is regardless of what I’m running - just the browser? Only 3 tabs open? 17 open? MS Word only? Nothing open or in use? Screen @ < 40% brightness? 25%? It just doesn’t matter, the best I get is maybe 4-5 hrs at the most conservative settings and least use. It charges very quickly, but it’s practically useless as a portable tool. I love typing on it, I love the weight, the feel, the sturdiness (mostly), but at this point it’s fair to say it was a very expensive mistake, and I’m truly stunned that Lenovo has not gotten widespread angry and frustrated customers to force them to either change their claims and advertising, compensation, etc. Mind you - I’ve ALREADY sent mine in (3-4 mos ago?) and gone through the ordeal of demanding they look over the hardware, battery etc. related to very low battery life, heat, etc. They replaced the keyboard. The (former) issues with runaway fans and heat have mostly been mitigated with software updates, but from day 1 I felt some of these were related issues, and I’m left to assume that they probably are. I’m just glad I got the 3 year warranty so they’ll have to replace batteries and any hardware going fwd. But if I’d known that a > $2k flagship computer ostensibly and explicitly advertised as a premium portable all-day powerhouse would have had such unimaginably terrible battery life no matter what program I use, I’d never had gotten it. (For context, I have an X280 that has absolutely fantastic battery life. Other than it’s pretty bad screen, it’s been fantastic for all-day work and any/all browsing-like activities).