December 1, 2008 at 5:14 pm #159723
After a lot of research and tweaking I am now able to get out 6 hours and 32 minutes (actual true, real-life values) with the following conditions and settings:
Brightness set to 3 bars.
Wifi on, doing continuos browsing.
CPU set to auto.
How to get over 8 hours is beyond me…December 1, 2008 at 6:01 pm #173101
Well screen brightness uses upto 50% of battery well i read that on another site…
If you set that to 0
no browsing and cpu on silent
I’m sure you can get near to 8 hours…
See manufactors will squeze as much as possible out to get you to buy it.I’m sure its possible but you won’t be doing much on your laptop to achieve itDecember 1, 2008 at 6:03 pm #173102
Just to add:
My laptop is on battery at the momenr max battery setting.
Lowest brightness wi-fi,firefox,msn,daemon tools(not doing anything)and i’v got 56% and getting between 3:50 hours and 4:30 hours so it does look possibleDecember 2, 2008 at 7:05 pm #173105AndrewMember
Freddy, how do you turn BT off? There is no key for that. Is BT running all the time? or you turn if on/off clicking/unclicking the BT software?December 2, 2008 at 7:08 pm #173103
Andrew,Right click the bluetooth icon on the task bar and click “Stop the Bluetooth device”December 2, 2008 at 7:20 pm #173096
What I have done is disabling the Bluetooth device in Device Manager and also disabled the USB associated with it.
Freddy, how do you turn BT off? There is no key for that. Is BT running all the time? or you turn if on/off clicking/unclicking the BT software?
[/quote1228245594]December 2, 2008 at 8:43 pm #173104BlackWhizzMember
Well, im getting about 6hours and 50 minutes. Im just browsing and mailing a bit. I disabled my Bluetooth, wifi is on and i have brightness at 1.December 2, 2008 at 10:39 pm #173097
How on earth then is Laptopmag getting 6 hours and 34 minutes with a 50% brightness setting, Wifi on, browsing constantly? I don’t get it.
Well, im getting about 6hours and 50 minutes. Im just browsing and mailing a bit. I disabled my Bluetooth, wifi is on and i have brightness at 1.
[/quote1228257525]December 3, 2008 at 8:41 am #173106SzabsMember
Samsung battery utility turns off the screen after a while. The test was compromised cause they couldn’t read the korean letters. They uninstalled the program and rerun the test. They didn’t get 7 hours, don’t worry.December 3, 2008 at 9:07 am #173098
Even after Laptopmag have rerun the test they are getting some amazing battery life and I cannot reach the same with those settings, see here:
“We have since rerun the test three times with the Samsung Battery Manager uninstalled. We ran the test twice at 50-percent brightness and got times of 6:34 and 6:30. We also ran it once at full, 100-percent brightness and got a time of 4:38. We plan to run the test again at three brightness bars to see whether either of these brightnesses will produce a result over 7 hours. We suspect that they will, as the screenâ€™s backlight is one of the most power-hungry devices in any notebook.”
This is supposed to be a test with Wifi on, continuous browsing.
With a screen brightness of 50% (4 bars) they are getting 6 hours and 34 minutes.
Is anyone here getting those kind of battery life? With those settings I get an hour less.
Samsung battery utility turns off the screen after a while. The test was compromised cause they couldn’t read the korean letters. They uninstalled the program and rerun the test. They didn’t get 7 hours, don’t worry.
[/quote1228295048]December 3, 2008 at 12:14 pm #173100techguyoneMember
I wouldn’t worry. I’ve owned something like 7 laptops in my life, I think the very best I ever had was around 3 hrs
I could live with 5 1/2 hours and not be unhappyDecember 10, 2008 at 10:59 pm #173099
Update: Further tweaking to maximize battery-life…
Will anyone believe me if I say I’m getting 7 hours and 15 minutes?
The following settings apply:
Bluetooth: disabled including USB-port
Webcam: disabled including USB-port
Brightness: 3 bars
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