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HP Spectre 13-Battery Life is only 2 hours. Please help.

Q: HP Spectre 13-Battery Life is only 2 hours. Please help.

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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The battery life on my x1c is <2 hours fully charged...if I enable battery saver it goes up to a max of 3.5 hours. Is there any way I can increase this to at least 5 hours?

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Hi,

My battery icon in the main taskbar never shows the battery remaining as a time, it always just shows as "n% remaining". Any ideas?

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The battery life on my x1c is <2 hours fully charged...if I enable battery saver it goes up to a max of 3.5 hours. Is there any way I can increase this to at least 5 hours?

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I read a couple reviews saying that X1Y3 can last up to 15 hours because the HDR screen drains a lot less power than the OLED on X1Y2. However, I just got my X1Y3 and noticed that the battery can't last even an 8 to 5 school day (document viewing, note taking with the Think Pen, Facebook, Google Drive, etc). The brightness is usually set at "darker" or "suggested" in tablet mode and about 1/3 of the bar in regular laptop mode. Is that everyone's experience? Anything I can do to extend the battery life and use the laptop reasonably comfortably?  Thanks so much! Jack

A:X1 Yoga 3rd Gen Battery Life Less Than 8 Hours

OLED suppose to be more power efficient than IPS. See attached comparison by HotHardware. HDR screen theoretically draw more power due the pixel brightness it needs to push.  How many hours are you getting exactly? 5~8 hours should be consider normal. Anything less than 5 hours may suggest something is wrong. The 15.5 hr advertised battery is playing video without wifi at lowest brightness. I would suggest you open the Lenovo Vantage metro app and check battery information. Does battery full charge capacity show 57wh or more?  

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Well I bought a DELL XPS 17 battery few days ago.Now I want to know how to test its life?


How to be considered normal?
 

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What type of battery life are people experiencing.  I've had mine a week and it seems that after being fully charged, I get just 4+ hours of battery life.  Right now it's showing 93% and 4:19 remaining.  Is this normal?  I do like my screen at the brightest, perhaps that's it

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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.   

A:Spectre gets hot - low battery life

Hello~ Try out some of these anti-overheating tips Click Here Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Hi , Just place an order and finish the payment process for the following Lenovo G laptop.
I want a Thinkpad Carbon X1 but it's 2 times more expensive and I am worried about 128GB SSD storage is just not enough.

I thought this is a good one because it's very cheap and i3 is enough for me but I finally know I forgot something - the Battery life - 4 cell Li-Cylinder/ up to 4 hours - It's not 4 hours. It's UP TO 4 hours. which mean the battery could only last for 1-2 hours practically????

Oh my God..... Is it time to regret? They allow amendments within the next 7 days. Thinkpad Carbon X1 is no doubt my dream laptop but is it worth paying twice the price for something with a faster storage with lower capacity and longer hours of battery life?

CPU
Intel? Core? i3-5020U Processor (2.20 GHz, 3MB Cache)

Operating System
Windows? 8.1 64-bit (Eng, TC and SC)
Free Upgrade to Windows 10 (Terms and Conditions follow Microsoft)

Chipset
No

Memory
4GB DDR3L 1600MHz (Max. 16GB) / 1 Free Slot

Storage
500GB HDD (5400rpm)

Display
14.0", HD, LED Glare (1366 x 768)

Graphics
Integrated Intel? HD Graphics 5500

Optical Drive
Super Multi DVD Burner

Communication
802.11bgn / Bluetooth 4.0

Ports / Media
1 x USB 3.0 / 2 x USB 2.0 / 1 x RJ45 / 1 x HDMI Out / 1x VGA / 1/8" Stereo Headphone & Microphone combo jack / 2in1 (MMC, SD)

Camera
HD720p Webcam

Battery
4 cell Li-Cylinder/ up to 4 hours

Size
349(W) x 245(D) x 24.8(H)mm

Weight
Approx. 2.1kg

Warranty
1 year carry-in Lim... Read more

A:Is it time to regret? 4 hours of battery life only

Do they have an option for a larger capacity battery? That's one option.

I have a Lenovo idea pad (original i5 model) and the battery does not last long. I replaced it with a new Toshiba touch screen model and the battery in it is very good, but I use this laptop (and the old Lenovo) for my recording studio and its primarily on AC power.

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Decided to take my laptop to scool last week to stream an NBA game during class.  When the game was over I had about 20% batterly life.  Barely enough juice to use the laptop to view websites.  That 20% battery life didn't last long at all. Laptop barely lasted 3 hours total. Yes, this laptop charges quickly but whats the point of that when the laptop only last about 3 hours?  Maybe 5 hours if I didn't stream the game.  But no where near the 7 hours I read about before getting this laptop.... System Info:2.6 GHz I7 5600UWindows 10 Pro8GB ram   

A:Barely 3 hours of battery life on a 3 month old 3r...

Good day.
 
If you feel that your battery is wearing excessively, I would recommend calling Service (info below) to discuss. IIRC, system batteries carry a one-year warranty, unless optionally extended.
 
Out of curiosity, what battery info (# of cycles, full-charge capacity, design capacity) do you see in Lenovo Settings?
 
Regards.
 
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I recently bought Satellite T230-11P. Once I took it out from the package I plugged the AC adapter and used it for a while and kept it until it fully charged. But life of the battery last for 4 or 5 hours. In the manual it says life of the battery last for 8 hours.

Please help me with this problem. Should I replace the battery with a new one or is it normal?

A:Satellite T230-11P - Battery life only 4 or 5 hours

The life of the battery will depend on the use that you make. It is not the same to be running applications like a wordprocessor or playing a computer game. The battery will last much less if you are making a demanding use of your laptop.
If your battery does not last long and the CPU and memory usages are low and you have the eco mode on... then you should worry and take your computer to the technical service.
I hope this helps.

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I have a relatively new Yoga 920 80Y7000WUS that is only 8 months old.  A few weeks ago I ran the battery down until it shutdown at about 5%.  It recharged back to 100% as expected but now I only get about 2 hours battery life, or less.  Today I used it for a video call and it got to less than 20% in only 90 minutes.  It also seems to run hotter than normal, but that could be just when charging.  I haven't run a battery reset yet on it, but doesn't that happen automatically when you drain it down to about 5% anyway?  I have run the Lenovo diagnostics and it hasn't detected any errors.  I also have looked in Windows 10 event logs and I don't see any errors there either.  I am going to see what apps Win 10 says is using most of my battery, but since 90% of my usage is Netflix or other video streaming, I dont expect to get too much insight.  I used to get 5-6 hours even with video streaming until something happened a few weeks ago. Any ideas?

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I purchased this Notebook on Dec 6, 2016 and the battery will only last 2 hours. When I have not been able to charge the battery and it went completely dead, it takes several hours to recharge (happened twice). It has lasted for nearly 4 hours once, but I wasn't using it and it was in sleep or hibernating. I have set it up with HP recommended power saving settings.  Previously, the battery has been on the AC charging for 2.5 hours and I tried to take it to another room and as soon as I disconnected the AC, it shut down. The battery checks out fine on the HP Support Assistant battery check. Right now it has been on the AC charging for just over 1 hour and it has 42% on the battery. I don't want a laptop that I have to have AC to use, so if this is typical battery life, I will spend more money and get a Dell since I have a relative that works there and says theirs will last hours without a charge. It still has 11 months warranty of course since it is brand new and QVC will take it back. 

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Just gotten the X1 extreme and quite disappointed to know the battery lasted merely 6 hours +/-, battery saver mode and screen 56% brighteness and was mainly browising the website and word documents. Contacted the support and was told 6 hours is normal. The presales told me 9 - 12hours.  Other specs details:-i7-8850, 16Gb ram, 1TB SSD.Wondering if anyone else is have a X1 Extreme FHD display and getting the miserable 6 hours battery life?

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I do school work and not even heavy browsing. Still my battery is dying with in 4-5 hours after charging. My finals are here and I always have to carry my charger around. I need help.

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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 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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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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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?

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 &a... Read more

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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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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  

A:HP SPectre 13 Very poor battery life

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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Hi guys, I've had my Yoga 900 since December 2015 and I enjoy this ultrabook.  I am concerned about the battery life though. The specs say up to 9 hours of battery life, but based on my usage I would have to say that I am only confident of 6 hours worth of charge. My typical use is as follows: 1) Approximately 75% screen brightness (225 nits)2) Combo of WiFi with multiple Google Chrome tabs open, video and music usage mixed in my typical day. Those of you with the Yoga 900, would you say that this is normal or typical? Thanks, Nik

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Hi all,

Tried to give all the info in the subject. Here are the details. :)

It's an old HP ZD7380US, it's been stored and unused for the last 4 years. A week ago, I decided to bring it back to life as a media center.

Formatted it, reinstalled XP MCE2005, always plugged. At a certain time, I decided to move with the laptop, and wondering how the battery was on it, I decided to take the plug off. I was working in safe mode, and it lasted 2.5 hours. I was really surprised.

But I was even more surprised when, the day after, I decided to move with it in regular mode. After 2mn, it alerted me the battery was low, and after another minute, it hibernated.

Both experiences have been repeated with the same result...

Any idea?

Thanks,

Simo

A:Battery life 3mn normal, 2.5 hours in safe mode

Hi there are a few things on the battery here HP Pavilion zd7300 Notebook PC series*-* HP Notebook PCs - Troubleshooting Battery Power in Windows XP - c00485351 - HP Business Support Center

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I've recently bought a Lenovo Yoga 720 13IKB, considering the battery as one of its biggest pros due to some reviews and adds I read in the Internet. Unfortunately, even after a 100% charge, I can't get no longer than 4h30 / 5 h of battery lifetime prediction / battery lifetime.  I have already decreased brightness, I almost have no apps running in background, but unfortunately it doesn't gets better. The situation is even worse considering that I'm not doing anything but surfing online, texting in word or taking a look at some pictures in Windows Gallery. Have anyone experienced the same problem? Can someone please help me? Is that true that we can get 10h30 (or a bit less, I wouldn't care) like it was advertised or that was just a commercial bait? Thanks in advance!  

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I bought the i7, QHD version of the Spectre convertible laptop two days before Christmas. Overall, I think it's a great product - which makes it even sadder that I'm thinking of returning it.The advertisements said 11 hours of battery life. Now, obviously that's not going to be accurate for normal everyday usage, but the salespeople in the store (and common sense) said that it would probably still get at least an eight hour, more like nine hour battery life on a single charge. Nope! FOUR HOURS. That's ridiculous. That's just over a third of the advertised battery life.I thought (and still think) it might be an issue with the battery itself, as the computer runs really really hot - it's basically impossible to put this thing on my lap at times. Which is annoying. But I did the HP Support Assistant battery check and it said it was fine, and then I did the BIOS battery check and it passed. And then the HP staff member I was chatting with on the support system had the gall to say "4 hours is actually really good". NO, IT IS NOT REALLY GOOD. Similar laptops in this category get about 7 hours of real time use. I bought this computer in large part because of that puported long battery life, and all the reviews said that the battery life was pretty great - none mentioned being four hours. Were reviewers sent different computers?And this four hours is not playing video games on full brightness settings. No. This four hours is on 25% brightness, power saver mode on, battery saver mode ... Read more

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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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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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 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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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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Hello,I have bought a Spectre X360 with core  i7, 8 GB RAM and 256 SSD. It says that the battery is up to 12 hours. However, my laptop have not been staying more than 6 hours and it's quite hot. Most of the time I just let it runs a BlueStack app. I have made a test as below:DESIGN CAPACITY 55 mWhFULL CHARGE CAPACITY 55 mWhCYCLE COUNT - Battery life estimatesBattery life estimates based on observed drainsPERIOD     -     ACTIVE AT FULL CHARGE - ACTIVE AT FULL CHARGE2015-06-17      4:10:03                               -   4:10:03 -2015-06-18      5:13:26                               -   5:13:26 -2015-06-19      3:55:11                               -   3:55:11 -2015-06-20      4:15:07                           ... Read more

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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I am consistantly getting less than 5 hours on my yoga 920 even though the reivews and sales marketing state 15 (or 10 for uhd). I have taken a number of steps to reduce power consumption: Shut off cortana, set to power saver plan,and low brightness setting. I have been using the system only lightly for web browsing and reading gmail. Is _anybody_ getting decent battery life from their yoga? If so please provide advice. I spoke lenovo technical support that they stated that 3-5 hours is expected - not the 10-15 advertised. I feel that I have been sold a bill of goods by their advertising and reviewers. From the chat" JOE LAW: what battery life should I expect for my yoga 920 JOE LAW: is it the 2-3 hours you first stated Shaine: 3-5 hours is the normal battery life for your unit. Shaine: And all the depends on how the computer being used.Shaine: I understand that and I would feel the same way, that's why you may consult our Sales Team to check what they can do about you concern, Joe.

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I am consistantly getting less than 5 hours on my yoga 920 even though the reivews and sale marketing state 15 (or 10 or uhd). I have taken a number of steps to reduce power consumption. Shut off cortana, set to power saver plan,an low brightness setting. I have been using the system only lightl for web browsing and readng gmail. Is _anybody_ getting decent battery life from their yoga? If so please provide advice. I spoke lenovo technical support that they stated that 3-5 hours is expected - not the 10-15 advertised. I feel that I have been sold a bill of goods by their advertising and reviewers. From the chat" JOE LAW: what battery life should I expect for my yoga 920 JOE LAW: is it the 2-3 hours you first stated Shaine: 3-5 hours is the normal battery life for your unit. Shaine: And all the depends on how the computer being used.Shaine: I understand that and I would feel the same way, that's why you may consult our Sales Team to check what they can do about you concern, Joe.

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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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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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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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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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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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Running most recent BIOS. I've disabled different hardware I have no real use for (webcam, microphone, touch screen) but besides hardware, is there anything in the BIOS that can be safely turned off that can potentially free up some battery?

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