Hi. I just received a HP 15 Laptop AMD A12 Quad, 12GB RAM, 2TB, computer for Xmas from QVC. The battery runs down within an hour and I had a Dell that the battery lasted for hours before running down. I did do a power saver when a pop up came up for it. I just need to know if I should keep this computer or take back and get a smaller one? thank you so much.
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One of the most common questions asked by notebook computer customers is "How long will the battery last?" The answer is not simple. People inevitably discover that battery run time varies depending on how and where the notebook is used; however, most consumers don't understand why the battery sometimes does not last as long as predicted by the battery fuel gauge (Power Meter).
As mobile computing becomes more prevalent, consumers need to understand how environmental and usage factors impact battery run time and life span. This document explains these factors, describes the Smart Battery Technology built into HP notebooks and recommends practices to maximize battery life.
What is a Lithium-Ion battery?
What is Battery Cycle Life?
What is Battery Capacity?
How does HP determine the Warranty Period?
What is Smart Battery Technology?
What is Smart Battery Calibration?
Maximizing the capacity and lifespan of the battery
Should I fully charge the battery before I use the computer?