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SPECTRE 360 TERRIBLE BATTERY LIFE

Q: SPECTRE 360 TERRIBLE BATTERY LIFE

MY HP IS NOT EVEN 8 MONTHS OLD AND I AM ONLY GETTING ABOUT 2 HOURS. I WAS GETTING 5 WITH MY OLD ENVY WHICH I PASSED DOWN TO MY HUSBAND AND HE STILL GETS LONGER BATTERY LIFE THAN I DO SO WHAT SHOULD I DO? CAN I JUST GET THE BATTERY REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY OR IS THAT NOT INCLUDED?

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A: SPECTRE 360 TERRIBLE BATTERY LIFE

LUANNE1 wrote:MY HP IS NOT EVEN 8 MONTHS OLD AND I AM ONLY GETTING ABOUT 2 HOURS. I WAS GETTING 5 WITH MY OLD ENVY WHICH I PASSED DOWN TO MY HUSBAND AND HE STILL GETS LONGER BATTERY LIFE THAN I DO SO WHAT SHOULD I DO? CAN I JUST GET THE BATTERY REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY OR IS THAT NOT INCLUDED?If you think the battery life only lasts 2 hours then I would highly suggest to just ask for a replacement. Anyway i'll inlcude documentations on how you can calibrate or properly set the settings in order for you to optimize your laptops battery life. Please take time to read the articles. How to Improve Battery Life with Windows 10?s New Power Settings While Windows 10 is getting a lot of press for its ?new? Start menu, beyond that there?s still a lot of stuff most users who skipped Windows 8 probably don?t know about. Today we want to talk about Windows 10?s power and battery settings.The quickest way to access the settings is to open the Action Center and click ?All settings?. On the resulting screen, click the ?System? group. There are two power-related categories we want to visit, the first will apply to users regardless of whether they?re using a laptop or desktop. These are the ?Power & sleep? settings.The first group concerns when your computer screen turns off when it is on battery or plugged in, while the second group lets you designate when it sleeps. At the bottom of the ?Power & sleep? settings is another category ?Related settings? with a link to access ?Additional power settings?. The ?Additional power settings? actually open the ?Power Options? control panel. Anyone who?s used Windows for the past few versions is likely familiar with it. The other settings category we want to explore are the ?Battery Saver Settings?, which are new to Windows 10.The New Battery SaverThe battery saver feature is similar to the same kind of tools found in mobile phones and tablets.When the battery falls below a certain level (20% by default), it will turn the battery saver on automatically, which will institute battery saving features such as limiting background activities and push notifications.The battery saver is off by default, and obviously it won?t turn on if the device is charging. If you tap or click the ?Battery use? link, it will give you a basic sense of what system components are consuming power and in what time frame. To change which apps can run in the background, tap or click the link ?Change background app settings?. Background apps can ?receive info, send notifications, and stay up-to-date, even when you?re not using them? so if there?s anything here you don?t use, it?s best to tap it ?Off? so it doesn?t consume battery unnecessarily. To configure the battery saver, click or tap the ?Battery saver settings? link at the bottom. These settings will allow you to set when (or if) the battery saver turns on. By default, the battery saver is configured to turn on at 20% but you can set that higher or lower.There are two other options which will allow push notifications and lower screen brightness. Finally, let?s say you do have battery saver configured to turn on and it suppresses an important app that you need to run in the background. Click ?Add an app? and you will be able to add apps that are always allowed to run while battery saver is on. Using the ?Power & Sleep? and ?Battery Saver? is going to definitely let you extend your battery?s endurance. Being able to configure when the screen times out and when the device goes into low power consumption mode are simple but effective ways to add time to your laptop?s trips away from the outlet. How to See Which Applications Are Draining Your Battery on Windows 10 Windows 10 includes a new ?Battery Use? screen that shows you what?s draining your laptop?s juice. That means it?ll tell you exactly what apps?both desktop and Windows 10 ?universal? apps?are using too much power.This feature is part of the ?Battery saver? screen in the new Settings app. Like some of Windows 10?s other new features, it was originally part of Windows Phone, but came to the desktop when Windows 10 was released. It?ll break down how much battery power your display and other hardware uses, too. How to See Which Applications Are Draining Your Battery on Windows 10Windows 10 includes a new ?Battery Use? screen that shows you what?s draining your laptop?s juice. That means it?ll tell you... [Read Article]This feature is new to Windows 10, so you won?t find it anywhere in the old Control Panel. It?s located in the new Settings app, which you can launch by clicking or tapping the ?Settings? option in the Start menu.In the Settings app, select ?System? and then select ?Battery saver.? You can also just type ?Battery saver? into the Cortana search box and select the ?Battery saver? option to go directly to this screen. On the right side of the screen, you?ll see an overview that displays how much battery life you have remaining, and how much time Windows estimates you?ll get from that. Click or tap the ?Battery use? link under this heading to see more details.Analyze Your Power UsageBy default, the Battery Use screen will show information from the last 24 hours. However, you can also have it show information from the last 48 hours, or from the last week.To change this setting, click or tap the dropdown box under ?Showing battery use across all apps from the last? at the top of the screen and select ?24 Hours,? ?48 Hours,? or ?1 Week.? Below this box, you?ll see ?System,? ?Display,? and ?Wi-Fi? percentages. This shows how much battery power has been used by system processes, the display, and your Wi-Fi radio.You?ll probably see that the display is using quite a bit of power. To alleviate that, try lowering your screen?s brightness, or tell your display go to sleep more often in Settings > System > Power & Sleep. The ?In use? and ?Background? options show how much power is used by applications while you?re using them, compared to applications running in the background.If apps are using power in the background, you can click or tap the ?Change background app settings? link and configure apps to not run in the background. This only works for universal Windows 10 apps. They won?t automatically receive notifications, fetch new data for live tiles, or perform other background tasks. This can help you save battery power, especially if you don?t actually use those new Windows 10 apps. Scroll down further and you?ll see a list of applications. This is the most useful part of the list, as it lists your desktop applications as well as universal apps. It?ll display a list of the apps have have used battery power in that period, and show you what percentage of your battery power each app has used.If an app doesn?t appear in the list here, you never used it while you were on battery, so it never consumed any battery power. You can view more information about a specific application?s energy usage by clicking or tapping it and then selecting the ?Details? button. You?ll be able to see how what percentage of power the app used for system processes, the display, and Wi-Fi. You?ll also be able to see how much power the app used while you were actively using it, and how much it used when running in the background.As with the overview of all apps on the main screen, you can choose to view details for the last 24 hours, 48 hours, or one week. For example, here?s how much battery Google Chrome used on my laptop in the past 48 hours: You may see the word ?Allowed? beneath some Windows 10 universal apps in the list. This indicates they?re allowed to run in the background. You can select an app and then select the ?Details? button to see more details. From here, you can disable the ?Allow this app to run in the background? option and prevent the app from using power in the background. How to Increase Your Laptop or Tablet?s Battery Life How to Increase Your Windows Laptop?s Battery LifeWe often fixate on smartphone battery life, but most laptops still don?t have all-day battery life. Rather than always using...There?s no way around it: All applications you use will drain battery, and whatever applications you use the most will likely rank high in the list. Demanding applications?for example, demanding PC games or video compression programs?will also use a lot of energy.The Battery usage screen provides options for controlling whether Windows 10 apps can run in the background, which should help you if you?re using that type of app. But there?s no way to control Windows desktop apps from the Settings screen. If a desktop application is sucking down a lot of power while running in the background, you may be able to save power by closing it when you?re not using it. If an application is using a lot of power while you?re using it, there?s not necessarily much you can do. You could try looking for an alternative application that isn?t as power hungry, or try to make the application more lightweight?for example, by uninstalling browser extensions, enabling click-to-play plug-ins, and having fewer tabs open at once in your web browser.It?s not just apps, either?plenty of other settings can affect your battery life. The display backlight uses quite a bit of power, so lowering your display brightness will help. Having your PC automatically sleep more quickly can also help if you?re not in the habit of putting it to sleep when you step away. Check out our guide to Windows battery life for more details on getting the most out of your laptop or tablet.




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My new HP Spectre get very very very hot on the underside when operating for only a short time.  In addition, it has lost battery life.  It now only gets about 4 hours before needing a recharge.  The documentation indicates a battery life of 11+hours.  This is not the case.  The product is only about 2 months old - still under warranty.   Is this a common issue - I have seen reviews of it running warm but this is so hot it appears something is wrong.  In addition, is the loss of battery life related?  And how do we get the battery issue resolved under warranty.   

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I bought the Spectre x360 to replace my HP Envy.  The promised 12+ hours of battery life have resulted in only 4 hours.  VERY disappointing since, I've chosen to buy this product over MAC which delivers 10 hours.  I have checked the forum and there is no solution to this and has been going on for at least a year.  Why is HP not delivering?  I spent $1400 for something that was promised and not delivered.  Can anyone help?  Can I send this back and get a refund? I can't find help anywhere.  LK

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I recently bought my Spectre x360 and overall I am very happy with my purchase. However, I am a bit concerned with battery life. For my version (i7 processor and UHD screen) I am only achieving about 5 hours usage from each charge. I had expected nearer 9 hours from the adverts for the model. Reading messages from other users I seem to find that to achieve nearer 9 hours i should lower screen brightness to about 50%. Surely the main reason for buying a notebook with a UHD-4K screen is for the display to be bright especially when watching videos (Nertflix, iPlayer etc).Any suggestions about improving battery life please

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When I got my Spectre about 6 mo ago I go 8-10 hrs on a charge when doing word processing and e-mail.  However that recently dropped to less than 4 hrs.  After spending several hours with HP Support, we could find nothing obviously wrong with the machine.  A look at the Task Manager CPU useage revealed nothing extraordinary and the HP Battery check indicated the battery was "ok".  In preparing to send the machine back to HP, I decided to first try to reimage it, i.e. wipe the disk and reload the operating system.  HP makes this easy to do.  Once the new image was installed I methodically  loaded each of my major applications one-by-one and retested the battery life after each install.  I now get 8-10 hrs of battery life. During this process I did not update any of the drivers.  This suggests that one of the recent driver upgrades is the culprit to my battery problem so I'm now much more cautious in accepting these.  I always do a restore point before proceeding and test the battery life afterwards. Testing the battery life can be done in several ways.  The key is consistency.  The method I use is to edit the power settings so that the screen stays on and the machine remains awake.  I then just let it sit for a while.  I typically see a loss of 10% of battery power per hour.  Prior to the reimage I saw 25-30% reduction per hour. 

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Hi I have a very poor battery life on my HP Spectre 13 G1 (X2F00EA#UUW) notebook. It can very, but usually it is less then 2 hours. I have red somewhere else in the community that it is supposed to be a firmware or something which can help. I have run the diagnostics recommended on this page, but it did not help.http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01297640  Please help me! I just realized that I have lost 8% of my battery life, just doing the registration for the community and writing this post  

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NickeDigital wrote:Hi I have a very poor battery life on my HP Spectre 13 G1 (X2F00EA#UUW) notebook. It can very, but usually it is less then 2 hours. I have red somewhere else in the community that it is supposed to be a firmware or something which can help. I have run the diagnostics recommended on this page, but it did not help.http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01297640  Please help me! I just realized that I have lost 8% of my battery life, just doing the registration for the community and writing this post  Hi, Kindly check the suggestion from @Riddle_Decipher https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Windows/Spectre-x2-battery-life/td-p/5936663 Regards





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Hi,  I was not super sure as to where to post this so I put "Notebook Video, Display and Touch".So I bought this new HP Spectre x360 about a week ago during the cyber sales in preparation for classes at University next semester as I was wanting something small, lightwieght, and with a long lasting battery that could get me though the shcool day. I love everything about this laptop except it seems to have a very short battery life. When I bought it, all the tech reviews and the official HP website claimed an 11 to 12 hour battery life, however I cannot seem to get more than around 4 or 5. Perhaps the battery is bad?I do not know too much about computers so I had my brother help me choose the model. I have the i7 6500u, 16gbs of ram, and a 512gb SSD. My brother said with these specific components, the battery life could be effected a little bit but was under the impression that it would still be able to serve me at least 8 hours while at school. Should I contact HP support about the battery life problem? Thank you for any advice you can give me. 

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I bought a brand new hp spectre x360 last December 2016 because I was amaze of the features being advertised at Best Buy Station Square Burnaby, CA store and they order it for me. When I got my order which I'm expecting it's brand new product, however after 2 weeks of using it I observed that the battery life has short period of time to think that I fully charged it. Because of these I return my laptop in the store to give complain regarding this matter. The store took it for repair and until now it's almost a month I haven't received any update regarding the status of my laptop. And I'm paying for the laptop which I haven't use. Kindly address this issue and hoping to hear from HP company soon.

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Good Evening, I recently purchased an : "HP Spectre - 13-v118ca" i7 7500u/8 gig Ram/256 gig hdd. I am puzzled as to why the battery like only Lasts less than 2 hours on full charge. I have reduced the brightness to 0, dropped the Processor to 70%.  I have contacted the Customer Service team they have advised me to speak to tech support or ask for help here.  Can someone please guide me in the right direction? Thanks 

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I have an HP Spectre 13-v102nl . The battery life is max 2 hours. It's normal?

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My x360 QHD Spectre has a low battery life in the beginning it has a 7 hour life with medium brightness then it's like 4:30 hours with Battery Saver on mode and I already removed bloatware and I only watch movies on it but when I game it's 2:30 hours (Fan gets loud and laptop gets hot) I'm pretty sure the battery life should be 10 hours

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Hi!  I am also having concerns about my laptop's battery life. It would probably run for a max 5 hours out of the claimed 12 hours battery life. I don't have any applications - besides Microsoft programs and iTunes (NO GAMES). I don't overcharge my laptop, so once it reaches 100%, I unplug straight away. Any solutions out there to improve battery performance?Thanks so much in advance! Sam

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When I check the bettery life it does not show the remaining time for the bettery operation

A:how to know how long battery life remaining in Spectre 360 c...

As we have properly understood your issue you are facing issue in battery chekc up: Make sure you have the latest drivers. Especially graphics driver and BIOS. To do this, make sure Windows Update is fresh, and check HPSA for BIOS updates.Screen brightness has the single biggest impact on battery life. Of course, this is all about personal preference, but a couple clicks down on brightness will often help battery a lot, and might even be a bit more comfortable if you?re using for a long time.The apps you?re using can make a big difference. Playing video with the optimized Xbox Video app will give better battery life than other players. Internet Explorer gives better battery life than Chrome. Always helpful to close things you aren?t using. Things like ads loading on webpages in the background can mess with battery life.nitin singh guleria 

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The HP spectre x360 is advertised as having up to 12.5 hours of battery life.    I even asked HP.com Sales Rep and Microsoft Sales reps too since they had a hand in building this and are selling it.     I was so excited when I got it until 4 hours later when it died. I updated Windows, updated all drivers and still got around the same time.  I checked the battery and it was in great health. So I set out to maximize its battery life to get the advertised 12 hours. Yet, after taking absolutely extreme measures to extend its battery life to the fullest, I was ONLY able to get 8 hours of battery life. Here's what I did (My laptop is fully updated latest drivers and everything): Generated a Battery Health Report (everything looked good)Used HP's 'Support Assistant' Battery Check and it came back "OK".Turned on 'Powersave Mode' (this dims the screen even at 100%)Reduced the screen brightness to 70% (which really means %50 in power save mode)Limited my use to just one program (Microsoft Edge) with super minor use of a few  other programs.Disabled Cortana.Disabled One Drive sync.Disabled Desktop Slideshow.Disabled notificationsDisabled desktop "Peek" and all window "snapping" functionality.Disabled all auto startup processes services that I knew to be safe to disable. (I disabled things like Bonjour service, google update, microsoft update and adobe update services). Wen... Read more

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I just bought the Spectre 360 and am having the same overheating issues as above.  One of the main reasons for the purchase was the hyperbaric cooling system so the laptop would not overheat.  This one is so hot to the touch within an hour of turning it on that it burns my leg if I am using it on my lap.  When on a table, the bottom vents are covered but the side vents are not.  This is a laptop, it is not built to carry around a cooling table, it is meant to be portable.  Mine is less than 12 hours old and I feel as though I need to return it too.  Any updates to this issue before I do that? Thanks.

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A:Spectre X360 battery life issue!

Greetings for the day dqthehoang, Regarding the battery life and battery backup that has been mentioned here, when the unit says battery upto 12hours, on a idle situation the battery life is upto 12hours or when you are using minimal applications, There are certain applications which would use more battery power, check when you are using any particular application if the battery drains, try updating BIOS through HP.com and Try running battery test through HPSA to check the functionality of the battery, Perform battery calibration on a timely manner to keep the battery in good shape. Regards,Zoan  Please click ?Accept as Solution ? if you feel my post solved your issue, it will help others find the solution.Click the ?Kudos, Thumbs Up" on the bottom right to say ?Thanks? for helping!

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A:Spectre x360 Battery Life and heat

Hi there @jamiethehornsby?,  Thank you for joining in on the HP Support Forums and Welcome! This is a great place to ask questions, find solutions and get help from others in the community! I read your post on the HP Support Forums. I wanted to reach out to you and help! I understand that your HP Spectre x360 Notebook PC is overheating. I would like to address the overheating before dealing with the battery. You said that you had run battery test's and they passed. Do you have the Notebook ventilated? What do you sit your Notebook on when you are using it?Have you done any updates using Windows Updates or the HP Support Assistant? Here is a document for you called Reducing Heat Inside the PC to Prevent Overheating.  Please follow the troubleshooting steps to see if it reduces the heat (and in turn that should help with the battery).  Updating your Notebook BIOS has been the solution for some, stopping apps from starting when the Notebook powers on for others. Some people have found that the Accepted Solution was simply doing another Windows Update. Some of the steps that you need to perform are in the following headings: Updating your Notebook computer BIOS - This document provides step by step instructions for you to follow. Using Windows Task Manager to identify corrupt processes: Services that you do not use (other than Microsoft services) can be shut down to minimize CPU usage. Other st... Read more

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I just get the new HP Spectre X360 recently (earlier this month) and I've been loving it so far except for the battery life. I have been barely getting 5.5~6 hours (which is not even close to the advertised 14 hour battery life) with the battery saver settings while being connected to a stable wifi network and just listening to music and browsing on the web. Is there any way to resolve this issue? I also checked the battery through the HP Assistant program and it seems fine. 

A:Poor battery life on HP Spectre X360

Hi.Welcome to forum hyunstar11.In the following link there are some tips (information in Spanish):http://h30467.www3.hp.com/t5/Consejos-de-Expertos-para-notebooks/Consejos-de-mantenimiento-de-Bater%... Understanding Lithium-Ion and Smart Battery Technology Testing and Calibrating the BatteryImproving Battery PerformancePress the icon""to say thanks, Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem.





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I know this question has been asked already but I too need a solution to the HP Spectre x360's very, very poor battery life. I struggle to manage 2 hours on this, with brightness at the max (I need it like that). I've seen other people managing 5-6 hours and thats all I really need. If someone could tell me how they managed to get that, I'd be very grateful. Thanks in advance!

A:Battery Life on HP Spectre x360 - Trash

They turn down screen brightness. Single biggest factor in battery duration. 

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I have had my HP Spectre for a year.  Only on occasion do I use something requiring graphics. Mostly I am using word and power points at the moment.  This past week, all the sudden my computer is overheating and I am only getting about 2 hours of batterylife whereas a few weeks ago I was getting at least 5 hours if not more (sometimes average around 7).  I shut down my computer last night with over 50% of battery life and booted it up today and it had 20%.  And was instantly hot to the point it is hard to do anything on it.   Has anyone experienced this?  The computer is just barely a year old.  My HP computers in the past normally last about 4 years before giving me problems.   I suspect it is because of the recent update to Windows 10 that happened last week that I was forced into, but I can't figure out how to problem shoot that. 

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Hi! I purchased my laptop around 3 to 4 months ago via my school. Initially, the laptop was able to live up to its claims of a "long battery life" but within 2 months, the battery life had decreased from 10 hours to 2-3 hours. Moreover, the laptop seems to be very laggy, despite the fact that the majority of my files are stored in Dropbox and I rarely have anything more than a few google chrome tabs open (and occasionally a microsoft word document open). Are there ways to solve this? Should I purchase a new battery?

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Hello, I got my 2016 HP Spectre x360 (Kaby Lake) laptop a week ago, and it seems the battery life is very underwhelming. I get around 4 hours from mixed usage (browsing/productivity/media). I had the previous gen. Spectre and almost similar tasks got me 8hr+ battery life. I've tried battery testing/calibration etc. suggested in the support pages. Anyone else having similar problems? I want to give the laptop some chance before I replace/return it.

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I just purchased the new Spectre x360 (i5 6200u version, model number d108) and I'm experiencing muddling battery life. I only seem to be managing around 6 hours or so of casual browsing. This is with the screen brightness down to the lowest possible, killing/removing unnecessary programs and barely anything running in the background other than Google Drive. I've seen a review which managed to get 9 hours of browsing and that was on the version running the Broadwell CPUs which are supposedly not quite as efficient as the newest ones. So what's going on here? I know manufacturers exaggerate but half the marketed time with minimal load and lowest brightness doesn't seem right?

A:Spectre x360 Poor battery life (Skylake version)

Hi @fanalk,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community!I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your HP Spectre x360 with poor battery life. Battery life will vary depending on numerous factors including product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality, and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. Here is a link to a performance troubleshooter with Windows. Biggest thing is the Apps are not closed or stopped.Please let me know how this goes.Thanks.





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The HP spectre x360 is advertised as having up to 12.5 hours of battery life. I was so excited when I got it until 4 hours later when it died. So I set out to maximize its battery life to get the advertised 12 hours. Yet, after taking ABSOLUTELY EXTREME measures to extend its battery life to the fullest, I was ONLY able to get 8 hours of battery life. Here's what I did (My laptop is fully updated latest drivers and everything): Generated a Battery Health Report (everything looked good)Used HP's 'Support Assistant' Battery Check and it came back "OK".Turned on 'Powersave Mode' (this dims the screen even at 100%)Reduced the screen brightness to 70%Limited my use to just ONE program (Microsoft Edge) with super quick use of a few other programs.Disabled Cortana.Disabled One Drive sync.Disabled Desktop Slideshow.Disabled ALL auto startup processes services that I knew to be safe to disable. (I disabled things like Bonjour service, google update, microsoft update and adobe update services). Went into advanced power options & set the "Maximum Processor Performance" to 60% (this caps it at 1.48GHz)Even set the WiFi to "Maximum Battery Savings".Then thought "Oh what the hell" and set EVERYTHING to "Maximum Battery Savings" (things like the GPU, the hard drive, etc).Went into the BIOS and disabled the 'eternal flame' LED indicator  on the F5 key.After exactly 8 hours of use I was down to 14% so I turned off the wifi a... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

Just bought the new 4k 13 inch spectre x360. So far it has been great, except that I am getting nowhere near the advertised battery life. I have already researched these forums, and read the tips located here - http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c00596784 - and here (translated from Spanish to English) - http://h30467.www3.hp.com/t5/Consejos-de-Expertos-para-notebooks/Consejos-de-mantenimiento-de-Bater%... - and nothing has helped.  In just 2 hours of up time with the screen set to 50% or less, I reached 20% battery remaining. This was only with web browsing and some office processses such as email and Microsoft Word. Do I have a bad battery, or is the battery life overall just not as good (or even close to) advertised? The laptop is less than 30 days old. 

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Hi,
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RELEVANCY SCORE 60.8

I just began to use this Spectre x360 convertible for audio playback through my stereo.  It sounded terrible as if the speakers were out of phase.  All of the audio checked out and sounded fine with the same connection wire from my iPhone.  I then tried several sets of headphones with the Spectre and they, too, sound terrible.  I updated all drivers through HP support assistant to no avail. This is an important use for me and I can't yet find a resolution. Thank you.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

To all owners of X1 Carbon 2017 (5th gen).I read all of those reviews where people are impressed by 10+ hours of battery life (15,5h advertised), but I can't really figure out how....!? First time I tested was a normal working day - Firefox (a lot of Flash it must be said), Outlook, Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat. Nothing really heavy, no peripherals except Bluetooth mouse. Brightness dimmed 1 level below the ideal. It lasted for about 4 hours! I windows's list of apps affecting battery life, Firefox was on 1st place with 32-35% Second attempt - same set of tasks, however less Firefox (no flash) - 7 hours. Now in the middle of a 3rd attempt (using Opera this time) - battery time remaining indication goes over 10h only when I completely stop using the laptop Not many apps running in the background either (Dropbox, Skype...) So my question - do you guys get more than 10h of battery life and HOW? Do you enable "Battery Stretch"? How actively do you use it and for what?

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I purchased the HP Spectre X360 convertible notebook in January of this year and after the experience I have had, I doubt I will ever purchase a HP notebook again. I have been having overheating issues with temperatures reaching as high as 180 degrees Farenheit (around 80 degrees Celsius). I have contacted HP support several times and their standard procedure has been to update the BIOS and tinker with the notebook settings via remote access, and to remind me to have the laptop on a flat service such as a table so the fan is not obstructed. As this has invariably failed to fix the problem, I have been directed on TWO occasions to take my notebook to a HP repair centre. On the first occasion, they replaced the fan and returned it to me with the statement "verified working". On the second occasion, they replaced the motherboard and the heatsinks (they indicated there was a verified failure in both instances) and again returned the notebook to me last week with the statement that they had verified the notebook was now working without issues. Unfortunately, but, to be honest, not unexpectedly, I still have an overheating notebook after several BIOS updates, several replacements of hardware components and 4 months into my warranty. The time and expense involved in spending hours on the phone with HP support and taking the notebook to the repair centre has been ridiculous. I clearly have a defective computer but HP will no doubt again keep me on the phone with their ... Read more

A:HP Spectre x360 - overheating and terrible HP customer servi...

Hey @julescheng, I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post serial numbers and case details. If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, this post has instructions. Please take a moment to read HP's Privacy Policy at http//www8.hp.com/us/en/privacy/ww-privacy.html .Cheers.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.6

Hey, I really need help. I'm having problems with my laptop. It's a dell inspiron 7559 and was bought around January. Recently I have seen that the battery has no longer been as hot as it used to be when I first started using it. Along with the sleeve on the tip of the screen power adapter (below the part where the adapter lights up) has started to come off, exposing the wires. The battery has continually dropped down its percentage rate ever since I bought it, and it won't go back up. It is currently at 0% battery life and it says when you highlight over the battery icon ( plugged in, not charging). It also happens to show the BIO setup when I start the computer and shows that the batteries wattage and type cannot be determined. In the BIOS setup, the ac adapter type is unknown. The battery has not been through any harsh conditions along with the laptop. I have tried removing the battery, starting up the computer with the ac adapter (which is 130 watts), then adding the battery back, and ac adapter, then turning it on, but it had no effects. If I remove my ac adapter while my computer is on ,it instantly turns off. If someone can support me with this issue, it would be gladly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Laptop battery not charging, battery not identified, 0% battery life

It sounds likely the charge circuit on the mainboard is damaged.  Contact Dell to have the mainboard replaced under warranty.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

Despite the manufacturer's claim of 7 hours battery life on my Lenovo Ideapad 320S-14IKB - 81BN (S/N: MP1CHQTJ), I only get around 3-4 hours. This is with light usage, Reddit, a little bit of youtube etc. CPU usage was mostly around 0-5% the entire time. This was with the max CPU state in power settings reduced from 100% to 85%. However, I do have the screen at 100% brightness. As a different test, I tried doing (almost) nothing (apart from keeping the screen bright), and got 6 hours out of the battery. Is there a simple solution to increase this? It's only a 30 Wh battery (2 cell). Maybe in the future, a 60 Wh (4 cell?) one will come out for this model?

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Was using my laptop last week and suddenly it shuts down. Checked the charger to make sure it was fully inserted into the computer, which it was. The computer was not showing an indicator lights for the charger or the power button. At this time no matter what I do I can not get any response from the computer.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

Hey there,
Yes you read it correctly: I have just received mine, which I purchased because of battery life and overheating and fan noise issues on the Dell XPS 13 i7 7th gen. The 8th gen was supposed to have solved all the issues the previous version was plagued with...
Well... I unboxed it, loaded all of my softwares, installed all the WIndows updates, Dell drivers, you name it. Charged it and started using it. When I unplugged the power cord, first estimate was 4hrs on the Windows battery indicator. Then I installed BatteryBar to have a more reliable estimator. Same.
Later on, I discovered a very strong and very loud fan. Unsurprisingly, the underneath was burning hot.
Got the support team on the phone, whilst I was talking with them, the fan kicked in and I even could give them a glimpse of how loud that was over the phone.
Has any of the lucky owners of the XPS 13 i7 8th gen come across similar issues? 
Sometimes, I am just baffled by the world there is between the promise and the reality....

A:XPS 13 8th gen i7 16GB RAM QHD+ Battery Issues 4hrs battery life tops

A brand new system may have an unusually high level of background tasks running simultaneously, such as Windows and other applications checking for and downloading updates, Windows monitoring your usage to optimize technologies such as PreFetch for your usage patterns, etc.  You might want to conduct a battery test after things have settled in a bit more.  The QHD+ display takes 2-3 hours off of the expected battery life, but you should still get 7-8 hours under normal use.  Then again, if you're heavy on WiFi and max out display brightness, you'll get less than that.  The fact that the fans are kicking on also suggests there's an unusually high level of background activity running, so check Task Manager to see if you can find out what's responsible for that.

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I finally upgraded from the X201 to X270. This is a refurbished mahcine from lenovo. My internal battery discharges very fast. I ran through the utilities. I was on for 2.5 hours surfing with Google Chrome and only had 20% left. Is this normal? If not, I will need to buy an extended battery. My X201 lifespan is much better.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.6

Has anyone else noticed that the estimed time left on the battery in windows 10 fluctuates wildly? On my xps 13 it can change almost 3 hours between checking it 5 minutes apart. Thanks!

A:Terrible battery meter?

PHEW! for a day i thought was only me... well, i used without the battery pack inserted for about 6 hours, and it get more stable, but i still getting low battery power warnings about 30-120 minutes than my previous instance (Windows 8.1), but i always put on the plug at there, so i don't f is that error again of my battery pack is dying, might test that later...

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.2

hi guys, i want to get a battery for my acer aspire 5315 laptop that will give me the longest possible time on the go.

what will i need 4 cell, 6 cell 12cell? which one?

ps. and i know that i can change powerplan and tweak some settings but i think a new battery would be best.

A:best battery to give longest battery life?

Assuming that they are all designed to fit your laptop, you need to look at the ratings. Basically, you want the one with the greatest Ah (amp?re-hour) as that should last longest. Although this usually means the battery with the most cells, it doesn't always follow. Check their specifications.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.2

My family, myself are long time Lenovo Thinkpad T users.  I currently have a T 520.  It's fine as it always has been and quite pleased,  but I would now like something much lighter and it has developed a little glitch that doesn't seem reparable.  I will still keep it as a second, back-up laptop.  I just ordered the T460s that is to my liking and right in my price range (got the basic one new from Lenovo for under $800).   But to my dismay and amazement, I keep reading and hearing about lousy battery charge times ranging from 4 to 7 hrs when it is suppose to be at least 10 hrs.  And about all kinds of efforts and ways to increase it with apparently little success.   I have searched several times in this Thinkpad T forum (and elsewhere) on the latest, up to date info and experience regarding the battery and maximizing, extending battery life for the T460s.  I have not found anything beyond around 10/16/16.    As of 2/12/17, I am wondering what battery is now going into T460s, like the one being built for me.   Is it the same as always or something diferent, new, improved? Are T460s users still having the same problems and issues with the length of the battery charge? Has anyone found something, anything that really does maximize, improve or extend T460s battery life? Thanks, Randy   

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54.8

Hi dears,I've bought in my country (Italy) the Spectre x360 (2015 edition), model 4102nl, 8gb RAM, 256 SSD, i7, QHD display in september, so it's two months old.Since first day I've unboxed my Spectre, I've noticed what looks like a manufacturing defect, despite it's very tiny.My right hinge isn't aligned with the display lid, compared to left hinge and it sticks out from the lid less than 1mm. The left hinge doesn't sticks out.Furthermore, when I open the display lid sometimes (usually when I close the display totally) I can hear a very faint noise coming from the right hinge.Could this lead to breaking itself in the immediate future? Can this cause the display glass to break because of its misalignment?I'd like to avoid to send it to service because I need the laptop for work, only in the case it doesn't cause any problem in the future.I've attached some images examples and a video with the faint sound when opening it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2j6u3jpL6M left hinge from top  left hinge from side (the good one) right hinge (assumed to be defective) from the topright hinge (assumed to be defective) from the side. It sticks out about < 1mm on the top part

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54.4

Its just a experience sharing message, so that Lenova would rectify it in their future designs. My old W530 used to have the battery compartment below the LCD screen. But in my new P50, battery is moved to the bottom right corner, resting it under ones right palm when we use it. I guess it is done to accomodate the HDMI, LAN and a couple of USB ports behind.I did not find any issue as long as I am running it on battery.But the moment I plug-in my charger it heats up below my right hand. Making it irritating to use.So technically, I am being forced to use external keyboard and mouse now. hmmm...

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.8

Hi! i have had my HP spectre 13 x 2 over 3 years now and my issua have recently appeard. My computer shuts down even thou it have ~30% battery left. I found the problem and it is that when my screens battery goes empty, my computer doesn't use the docking station battery, although when my screens battery have power left, my computer uses docking stations battery too. Also when i disable the screens battery my computer works well with only docking stations battery.  Thanks for helping!  

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RELEVANCY SCORE 51.6

Hello,
A week or two ago, I started seeing a pop-up appear on my Inspiron screen (I run Windows 8). The pop-up said that the AC adapter was not recognized, and therefore, the battery would not charge. It was the same 65W adapter that came with the laptop. I hit F2 at startup to check the BIOS, and it said the adapter wasn't recognized. I decided to order a new adapter. While I waited for it to arrive, the battery gradually drained down, but the laptop continued to work while plugged in.
The new adapter came today, an official Dell adapter. I plugged it in... Same error message. Adapter not recognized.
I ran a check on the battery; the system says the battery is fine. I pulled the battery, and the laptop still worked via the adapter. I jiggled and checked all the connections. Couldn't find an issue and couldn't make it work.
I checked the BIOS version and date, and it's from 2013. Time for an update! I downloaded the latest version, but here's the problem: It won't install without the battery sitting at at least a 10% charge. The battery, of course, won't charge with either adapter (it's reading at 1% now). So I can't update the BIOS without some battery life, but I can't make it recognize the adapter and charge the battery without the updated BIOS (assuming that's even the problem, but I'm hopeful that's all it is).
If anyone has any suggestions for how I might make this work, I would very much appreciate it! Thank you!!!

A:Catch-22: No BIOS updated without battery, no battery life without BIOS update...

Please list Dell model number and version of windows. Ex: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
If you don't know, type msinfo32 onto the search box, and then look for System model.....
In the meantime, please check the USB port, where the AC adapter is plugged into system, is loose. You could also wiggle the Adapter's end while checking it in the BIOS to see if the Adapter's type appears.  

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.8

Where would i get a new battery for a HP G61 Notebook?
"Battery ast Full Charge
The battery stored less than 40% of the Designed Capacity the last time the battery was fully charged.
Battery ID Hewlett-PackardPrimary
Design Capacity 48840
Last Full Charge 17760
Last Full Charge : 36%"
I've got the indicator in the corner saying I need a new battery and 5minutes after unplugging it, goes down to about 50% power. (computer bought on December 27th 2009).
My sisters laptop hasn't got this and she has a mirror of my laptop (except compaq) and hers is older.
Any recommendations?

"Battery:Battery Information
Battery ID Hewlett-PackardPrimary
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Serial Number
Chemistry LION
Long Term 1
Design Capacity 48840
Last Full Charge 17760"

A:Battery life

I would start here and then google search for laptop batteries for HP
Laptop Batteries for Dell, Acer, HP, Toshiba, IBM

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.8

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.Renee

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