What battery life have people seen with the ferrari 4000 or 4005? Say for standard things surfing the net, dvd movie watching, and gaming?
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8/17/05 at 5:41pm
Originally Posted by Shadow502t
I've gotten around an hour doing gaming. I get around 3 hours doing normal web stuff and using Word. I'm using the ePower manager, and I find that quite useful for switching modes.
Originally Posted by wombatten
Just make sure you don't leave the battery in the machine if you run on AC power constantly for several weeks. The battery should be drained of power regularly, otherwize it will wear. If you don't use the battery for a long period it should be stored out of the computer at 50% charge level, otherwize the capacity of the battery will gradually go down.
You can check the wear level of your battery using mobilemeter http://www.geocities.co.jp/SiliconValley-Oakland/8259/ (see under options -> Battery Information)
My battery is already at 5% wear level after just 2 months - I forgot to discharge it for 14 days and it went from 2% to 5%.
Originally Posted by Cooger
Reading through your post, and just out of curiosity, I checked my battery with this tool on an my recent 4 years old acer 1300. I now FOR SURE, that I almost never took off the battery when on AC. I cannot tell, that it lasts longer than 1,5 hours, but as I was not the first owner, I do not know how long it lasted at the beginning.
To my very surpize, guess what: My wear level ist AT 0.0 !!!
How can this be?
The battery is original, that´s for sure.