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  1. gman713

    gman713 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Trustedreviews just published a new review stating the 4K version has poor battery life at 4.5 hours in normal use. Would owners say that's accurate?
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    I'm sure I don't stress them the same way they do, but on a weekend at home, with mostly email, OneNote, Word, and surfing, I get 6 plus hours out of mine.
     
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    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    Lisa's review got over 7 hrs from the OLED/4K display and last week reviewed the FHD IPS display and reiterated by saying she got, paraphrasing, 3 hrs more [than with 4K], over 10 hrs.
     
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    I can deal with that. I think my FHD 2019 Razer Blade Stealth gets about 7 hours as well .
     
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    I haven't measured ours in the conventional sense, but I've used it as my work machine in what is a typical scenario for me.

    Off the charger and out the door at 6:30 am. Used extensively throughout the day with a variety of apps including office and Acrobat. Sleeping it by closing the lid with each location move. Back home about 6:00 pm with about 20% showing as remaining on the battery.

    This is almost identical to an i5 8GB Surface Pro 7 and slightly less than a Dell XPS 2 in 1 (1080p screen) which was showing 35% left and a Lenovo 940 also with a 1080p screen which was showing about 30%.

    I did try out a 940 with the 4k display and it did not make it all the way through the day. However it was a very early sample of that model and my understanding is that there has been a bunch of software and firmware updates since which improves battery life.

    FWIW: The only somewhat negative thing I've discovered is that the Spectre specifically with the 4k OLED display catches reflections a bit more than average, especially for example if the light source is at about a 30 degree angle directly behind me (like a bright desk lamp). It's not enough to bother me and/or a slight shift in position usually resolves it.

    PS: Purely anecdotally, but I believe that 10th gen systems with the iris plus graphics are more affected by graphics intensive apps in a negative way aka lowered battery life compared to say the 8th gen systems. We've seen it with apps like Photoshop and Illustrator or CAD apps. The upside is that they are notably faster though.
     
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    Laptop mag comparison between the 940 and Spectre X360. I think it's interesting generally since I think many new buyers will consider the two. However, I think it took a serious credibility shot when he talks about displays. They award it to the Lenovo even though their own tests give the Spectre the edge.

    It "wins the eye test" ...Seriously???? :mad:

    https://www.laptopmag.com/features/lenovo-yoga-c940-vs-hp-spectre-x360
     
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  7. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Best Buy Mega-Special: x360 (Late 2019), silver, FHD, 8gb, 512gb for $799 ($500 off). Not sure what is going on here, but if you need less than top end specs, one heck of a price...
     
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    Yep, I just ordered it and then I called HP to cancel my OLED and they said once they build it they can't cancel it. It sucks because I've been waiting on it since January 19th. I'm wondering if my HP Care Pack is counting from the day I purchased it versus when I finally receive it. The site says I won't get it until Feb 26th. I guess it's worth the wait and extra money for OLED and 16 gb of RAM.
     
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    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    Darnit @dstrauss!

    Swore I wasn't going to ever buy another computer with less than 16GB RAM
    Swore I was going to get this model with either OLED or LTE
    Swore I wasn't going to get stuck with the lame Optane SSD
    Swore I wasn't going to get another laptop in silver, which makes it hard to see white backlit key faces in light
    Swore I wasn't going to cheapen out this time

    But $500! - actually, at least $700 because the way I was gonna order it would've been at least $1,500!

    Proud to say my inner @Bronsky spoke to me and said: "Who are you kidding? What possible use case justification do you have to piss away $700 when you would probably fine using my (Bronsky's) old S3 - if I (Bronsiy) hadn't accidentally torched it during Armageddon?!!" :p

    Thanks @dstrauss. Purchased, arriving tomorrow. :thumbsup::newpalm::hi:
     
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    I did the same thing until I found out HP wouldn't let me cancel.
     

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