Thinkpad Tablet 2 - Initial Impressions

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  1. bemymonkey

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    Actually that figure seems a bit high. The same thing here (browsing with mid brightness on the clover trail ATIV) only drains about 6-8% per hour... I'm guessing you'll see a huge improvement after a few driver updates... maybe that was the reason for the shipping delays.
     
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    Did you use Chrome, Office 2010 or Office 2013 release preview in your tests? If so, using IE and Office 2013 RTM (Trial) would improve battery life?
     
  3. noxxle

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    6-8% cannot be right. That is between 12-16.5 hours of battery life.

    Tom's Hardware thoroughly benched the Samsung 500t and Anandtech benched the Acer W510. These tablets were getting closer to 8 hours while web browsing. That is not only consistent with my results, but makes perfect sense considering the similar hardware.
     
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    I used Chrome, IE10 and Office 2010. I tried doing nothing but web browsing in Chrome and IE10, in two separate one-hour sessions. Both burned 12% an hour.
     
  5. bemymonkey

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    That's correct, on minimum brightness I'm sure I could hit 15 hours.
     
  6. noxxle

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    What are you getting with brightness at 50%?
     
  7. bemymonkey

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    On 50% brightness, I'm having a very hard time getting it below 50% battery if I take it off the charger when I get up in the morning... takes about 7 or 8 hours of straight use, which I find absolutely insane. Only web and OneNote though... Today I only used the device for about 90 minutes or so (standby the rest of the time, about 7 hours) and the battery is at 91%. Very satisfied ATM...

    And as mentioned before, the TPT2 should be getting similar run times as soon as the drivers mature...
     
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  8. noxxle

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    Well congrats. You are getting better battery life, by leaps and bounds, than what all respectable techsites are reporting...
     
  9. bemymonkey

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    Remember, most of these tech sites use standardized run-down tests that are very much more strenuous than regular office work. Most constantly reload web pages and stream Flash videos, which will run down a battery very quickly.

    I'm sure if I were constantly streaming Flash videos at full brightness, I wouldn't see more than 6 or 7 hours of battery life either...
     
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    The best tech site is this very one!
    Those guys can be very iffy.
     
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