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battery life not lasting

Has anyone been able to get even close to the 11hr battery life on the x201 with the 9-cell battery? I haven't -- maybe there something I'm missing...

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Re: battery life not lasting

11 hr with a X201? i don't think that would be possible, it maybe remotely possible with the X201s.
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Jin Li

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Re: battery life not lasting

how long would be a reasonable amount of time using just gmail and ms word? I think I get about 4 hours. But lately I've noticed that my fan is running constantly --- is it possible there are some background programs heating up my machine -- I don't know how this could be because I adjusted the computer to only start the most basic few programs on startup --- any advice?

Thanks!

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Re: battery life not lasting

are you using the laptop on full performance mode or on battery saver mode?
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Re: battery life not lasting

I'm using power source optimized and battery stretch. 

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Re: battery life not lasting

under battery stretch mode you should get at least 7 hrs on a 9 cells battery with the X201.

Have you tried to update the bios on your machine?

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Jin Li

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Re: battery life not lasting

Yes BIOS have been updated. Any other thoughts?

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Re: battery life not lasting

.... The battery gauge tells me I only have 5 hrs battery on 93% charge ---- does this sound correct?

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