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Dell Proactive Solutions: Maximizing XPS13 Battery Life

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April 4, 2012 1:34:34 AM

Hi :) 

So your answer (Dells) is to dim your screen so you cannot see anything and wind the power down as well lol....

When people come into my computer shops to buy Lappies (including Dells) we say to them ...regarding battery time....take the manufacturers figures with a LARGE dose of salt....which means....divide the figure by three and you will be a lot closer to full power battery time...

We sell a LOT of laptops and repair them as well, and every time I see an advert on the TV which says something like....6 to 8 hours battery life, I laugh....

I fail to understand why manufacturers like DELL continue to exaggerate their claims...

All the best Brett :) 
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April 5, 2012 5:22:19 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

So your answer (Dells) is to dim your screen so you cannot see anything and wind the power down as well lol....

When people come into my computer shops to buy Lappies (including Dells) we say to them ...regarding battery time....take the manufacturers figures with a LARGE dose of salt....which means....divide the figure by three and you will be a lot closer to full power battery time...

We sell a LOT of laptops and repair them as well, and every time I see an advert on the TV which says something like....6 to 8 hours battery life, I laugh....

I fail to understand why manufacturers like DELL continue to exaggerate their claims...

All the best Brett :) 


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Hi Brett, thanks for your comments. As I am sure you can agree, operating time varies depending on operating conditions and can be significantly reduced under certain power-intensive conditions.

For those of you who want to delve deeper into the topic, take a look at Understanding Battery Power in Portable Computers, a whitepaper published by Gary Verdun.

http://i.dell.com/sites/content/business/solutions/whit...

Thanks,
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