04-10-2022 10:40 AM
I was enticed into buying a Dragonfly by the promises of its much vaunted phenomenal battery life. 22 hours they said.
I'm not naiive, I realise this would never actually happen but it is a good starting point.
With an i7 and UHD screen I hoped to be able to get 12-14 hours out of it. About what I got from my old Spectre.
I'm lucky to get 6 hours work out of the beast, down from about 7 hours when it was brand new.
I have tried everything I can think of to eke out extra time. I dug through all the registry hacks to make all the power options available and cranked them all down very low. Think of it as running in the battery-saver's battery-saver mode whilst running the screen on its lowest setting and not usually performing processor intensive work. I usually plug in when I want to do image editing and the like.
The most recent Battery Report give estimated Active Time on full charge as
|Since OS install||5:35:09|
The battery is currently sitting at 87% of design capacity after 134 cycles.
|2022-04-09||48,903 mWh||56,210 mWh|
Has anyone else run into this problem? Is all that promoted longevity just a shocking lie?
Any ideas for tweaks or profile changes that might fix things so I can get at least a full day's work out of it?
The trouble with ultrabooks is you can't even use them as boat anchors.
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