how's the battery life for the S series?
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6/19/05 at 7:12pm
Originally Posted by starstreak
I can never understand how people can use the laptop on with the brightness turned down all the way and say it has great battery life. Even in a complete dark room, it's not to usable like that.
Originally Posted by FatalException
I have no trouble, personally, using my laptop at the lowest brightness setting in my office (lit by flourescent bulbs) or my den at home with incandescents on while I watch TV in the evening. Perhaps each screen is a bit different and my "dimmest" setting is not as dim as yours? In any case, when on battery, I leave the brightness at about 3 (1 is lowest), and on AC power, I leave it at about 5 without problems. Any brighter and the whites on the screen are like looking into the sun, in my opinion.
As for battery life, my S460P gets just over 5 hours with brightness at 2 or 3, the fan set to speed 2 (2nd quietest setting), and wifi on. With wifi off and the fan on the lowest setting, I usually get about 5:30. With everything turned on and fan on 2, I get just about 4:30. Pretty good battery life considering the range of options available in terms of settings.