Laptop battery question

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by zeke_mo, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I've been looking at two laptops trying to figure out which one to purchase. I've narrowed my search down to these two laptops


    http://www.sagernotebook.com/pages/notebooks/product2.cfm?ProductType=2080&SubType=V
    That one has better hardware and battery life, but weighs more

    and the other is:
    http://www.sagernotebook.com/pages/notebooks/product2.cfm?ProductType=6630&SubType=C
    this is where the question comes in...I read a review on this laptop here, http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=3078&review=Sager+NP6630

    The reviewer claims that the battery life is only 2hrs - 2.5 hrs, and I noticed he tested it with a core duo processor and not a core 2 duo(i didnt notice it Aprox did :lick: ). Would having a core 2 duo add more life to that? And how long could I expect the battery to last? for those of you wondering the specs of the battery are
    And yes I am buying a sager so please no dell referrals (I'm done with them)
     
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  2. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    36 views, somebody has to know somethin
     
  3. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    I know you wish you had an answer by now. :p



    As I told you over IM I would expect atleast 2.5 hours if not closer to 3 - 3.5 for just browsing and basic computer use.
     
  4. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I would be more inclined to buy it if it got around three hours, but for the hardware it has it should get a better life time on the batt
     
  5. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    the graphics card is going to drain that battery the fastest. Also a larger screen the more pull on the battery. if you are going to game at all the battery life will be bad unless it's plugged in to the wall.
     
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    The core 2 duo is a more energy efficient design so it will run longer, but CPU consumption isn't going to make that much difference unless you are number crunching continuously.

    The 2080 uses a 9 cell Li battery vs 6 cell in the 6630. That's 50% more capacity and 50% more battery weight. Since battery life is non-linear with load as a percent of capacity and total voltage expect to get worse than a 50% difference in life. Maybe as bad as 60% difference.

    I'd beleive that review you saw about the low life is realistic.

    You get what you weigh for with batteries. Expect pretty sad life out of a comparably equipped laptop with that much less battery. And most likely you won't be able to upgrade batteries if you are not happy.
     
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    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Thats what I need to hear :p.

    I've been doing some reach and it turns out that 15.4" laptops dont usually get that great of battery performance, I guess I am just going to have to accept the poopy looking battery :speechless:
     
  8. zeke_mo

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    I just ordered the 6630, I finally decided that it was going to be a work/school computer, thanks everybody for the help