Asus VivoTab Note 8 Owner's Lounge

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  1. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Have it in a dark room and turn it off, a light tap on the Power button. Can you still kind of see the screen? It is more greyish than pitch black? If that is the case the backlighting is still on and that will drain the battery.
     
  2. SAM 2013

    SAM 2013 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Check your Advanced Power settings from the Desktop.
    Make sure in the drop down menus, that it is actually
    set to sleep, not just turn screen off.

    This seems to be the final settings for the power settings.
    as sometimes the Charms bar setting do not over-ride in the
    Desktop Advanced settings.
     
  3. fishdavis

    fishdavis Scribbler - Standard Member

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    hey folks, thanks for the suggestions.
    lordu: I think you're getting more life than me by about 1.5x! I also have my sleep settings at sleep after 4 min on battery and 10 min plugged in. (mine says sleep and not turn off)
    SAM: hmm mine are set to sleep under the sleep and power buttons rollouts, that where you meant?
    Kumabjorn: aha! I think I have actually seen this backlighting issue. do you know what causes it to be on despite being in sleep mode? there isn't anything displayed on the screen either, just the glow you described. it doesn't always happen though. really weird. thanks again for the help.


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  4. lordu

    lordu Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Think SAM is referencing the power options under the Desktop > Control Panels > Power Options > Choose when to turn off the display and Choose when the Computer Sleeps.

    The other page for doing sleep options is Start Window > Settings (Charm Bar) > Change PC Settings > PC and Devices > Power and Sleep

    Be funny if there is a 3rd place to modify power and sleep functions :D

    Aside from having a subpar battery installed and/or zombine power draining apps,
    it could be where you live that is effecting your batteries. Batteries tend have decreased performanced in extreme temps.

    Hot and Humid zones batteries "in general" perform 80% where as sub-40 approx the same.
    Performance gets worse if your using your tablet outside in Anartica or the Tropics :D

    - U
     
  5. solitaire01

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    I think what folks are dealing with is the inherent variability of the Windows OS. One person has a hotfix another doesn't; one person is running a service another isn't. At least we can be assured our hardware is the same (to a degree: firmware, bios). These issues are foreign to closed ecosystems like iPads and even RT. We signed up for it by buying into a desktop OS. I might recommend you use the win8 refresh feature and see if it behaves better.


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  6. SAM 2013

    SAM 2013 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    To add to Lordu's post:

    Crtl Panel from the Desktop> Power Options >
    Choose or Customize Power Plan heading >
    You should have plan(s) listed >
    Ex Balanced > Change Plan Settings (link in blue to the right) >
    Chenge Advanced Power Settings > Power Options Menu >
    You should get a box with many "+" signs >
    Click on Power Buttons/Lid > Power Button Action
    Check:Shut Down (Shut Down on both)
    Sleep Action button (Do nothing on both) >
    OK > Brings you back to "Edit Plan Settings" >
    Put Computer to Sleep > Choose time for battery/plugged in >
    Save Changes


    I had trouble with my computer NOT shutting down with the
    power button and it would drain the battery.
    These deeper settings seemed to cure my problem.

    I can leave the computer on and it will sleep after 20 min.
    Overnight it drains about 5%-7%
    Otherwise as other have indicated, you have a program running,
    WiFi on, etc.
     
  7. fishdavis

    fishdavis Scribbler - Standard Member

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    lordu: haha, canada isn't thaaaat cold in summer so I doubt it's that:) I went through those options, I slept it last night and got 100%>>>72% (in about 7 hours).
    Sam: overnight 5%-7% with sleep or a full shut down? this is really weird, I checked my apps and had nothing running. so I guess I'm used to my galaxy note draining almost no battery while in sleep mode overnight. if the 30% drain in sleep (not shutdown) sounds about right, let me know .. thanks again


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  8. SAM 2013

    SAM 2013 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Turned off Auto-updates to manual, WiFi set to manual.
    Task Scheduler & Disk Optimizer were giving us problems
    with a couple of old programs we were trying to run.

    They run in the background and eat up memory & seemed to change
    something that crashed our older program.
    So after much hunting around to 'really' turn off
    Task Scheduler/Disk Optimizer, amongst
    other things running, the side affect was very little battery
    drain when in Sleep.
    It is probably not recommended for most to do this.
     
  9. connman

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    Glad to report that I have rejoined the Vivotab Note 8 ownership group.

    Just purchased today a new unit from my local Microsoft store, build date 04/2014 and so I am hoping the hardware issues do not plague this puppy.

    Having previously owned two of these, I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised at the brightness on the unit and it compares very favourably to a Dell Venue Pro that I have been trying out.

    DVP pen is terrible and not ready for prime time. Only thing I like better about the Dell is that it feels much more premium in your hands.

    Glad to be back.



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  10. SAM 2013

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    The Asus is such a handy size.
    Not too big to haul around with you,
    large enough you can actually work on files
    in the field.

    Hopefully 3rd time is a charm for you, Conman
    & your tablet works well.
     
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