HP State 500 battery life: 5 hours confirmed

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  1. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    It looks like HP was honest about the battery life at least when it comes to general usage, I got right at 5 hours inking, web browsing and doing other desktop activities. Didn't do a lot of video play back but I'd say that it looks like HP was being honest for the most part.
     
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    Those batteries usually increase in capacity after a couple charge cycles too. That is really good news!
     
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    krelvinaz Systems Analyst

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    5 hours is not bad. My Netbook can do 9 hours, but I have found I rarely use it for more than 3-5 hours typically at a time. Any longer, I most likely would have access to power for the docking station.

    My HP Slate is in route to California now, so I should get it in a few days.
     
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    In other words, it will last maybe 3 hours playing movies whereas ipad can last 8 hours. A shame really. Intel is still far behind ARM in terms of power efficiency.

    However, external battery pack is always a possibility.
     
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    You're probably right, however that's the price to pay running a full scale OS vs running a mobile OS. Until there is a mobile OS that supports active stylus input, there really won't be any other options.
     
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    We'll find out soon when Engadget gets a hold of it. For all it can do though besides movies vs the ipad 5hours is awesome no other win7 slate is rocking that time
     
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    Since I assume sleep mode works well on this device, I'm likely to let it sleep in short spirts like during meetings or sermons. That will effectively extend the life of the battery too.
     
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    For taking note and reading books, EEE Note is probably a much better option (although handwriting recognition would be nice). For everything else, any cheap netbook will probably be more practical.

    HP Slate looks like a nice machine (wacom + ips would be better), but I suspect windows slate still has a very long road to go.
     
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    We need to know more about how the software in the EEE Note works before we can make any assumptions about it.
     
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    Yes, this is a very effective method. I have my device in sleep mode any time it is not in direct use. My LS800 will make it through a day at work this way and my TC1100 almost does.
     
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