Current 2730p and Win7 battery life?

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  1. rjh

    rjh Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Around the end of 2009 and early 2010, there were quite a lot of reports that installing Windows 7 on the 2730p resulted in poor battery life.

    Is this still the case, or have updated drivers from HP/updates from MS fixed the issue? Is it still affecting anybody?

    TIA
     
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    Still the same issue here for me. I just have not had the time to figure it out yet. It is easy to clip on the slice battery when needed and then charge the whole combo when I can.

    Do I like 50% battery life? No, I don't, but due to the time constraints I have no other alternative at the moment.

    Dan
     
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    What kind of lifetime are we talking about here? I'm on Win 7 and I get about 4-5hrs on a single charge with the regular battery.
     
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    My battery life is about 3-4 hours without the slice, and I haven't done anything to optimise power savings. SL9400 (1.86 C2D processor), 2GB RAM, 120GB (spinning) drive. Windows XP.

    Seriously considering fitting an SSD, and wondering if it is worth upgrading to Win 7 at the same time, but poor battery life might be an issue.
     
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    Getting half battery life on my 2710p on windows 7 ultimate 64bit :(
     
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    I'm getting 5 hours from Win 7 Ultimate.
     
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    What hardware configuration?
     
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    What do you consider half battery life - around 2 hours?
     
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    Upgraded (fresh install) from XP to Win7 64.

    Battery life is terrible.

    Considering changing to Win7 32bit and sees if that is any better. Dont have the time. Been using the slice more often, little exra weight but no time to muck around and fix this. Dont want to go back to XP either!
     
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    To find the reason for poor battery life you'll need to post the consumption in WATT. Important is also to describe what usage you have. Web Surfing or E-Mail or Videos...
    Next point is: there are different primary batteries out there, for example 39WH or 44WH or 51WH
    to get the energy consumption BatteryMon (trail version for 30days free) could be the first choice or Everest ultimate
    Next point: how old is the battery?
    Cheers
     
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