I've noticed a long while ago that the battery life when unplugged from the charger lasts LESS than 1 hour which is unbelievable! I thought this was normal, but I realized that it was way too low when I looked at other laptop that have batteries that can last over 6 hours, I don't know if this is normal on this model or the battery is defective and I need help to decide on that.
1. I mainly watch YouTube videos when i plug the charger off
2. No, there is no background process that's using too much recourses , when i open up taskbar, the laptops idles at around 10% CPU usage, even while using Chrome
3. the worst part is, I use the lowest brightness setting all the time!
Sounds like you are streaming videos while running on a battery. That is most likely the cause of the battery drain.
I have resource monitors running on my laptop and when I do streaming, the four cores of the processor are at nearly 100% each! What do you think that would do to a battery? Run it down quickly, of course.
If you're going to do streaming, you need to have the laptop connected to the wall mains.
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