1. vtan's Avatar
    I thought I'd share my experience with battery life on the W510 over the past few days. I have a unit with the keyboard. Autobrightness is OFF and I set the screen to about 25%, reasonably bright under the office lights and plenty bright in any environment dimmer than that. My wifi and bluetooth are always on for network connectivity and a bluetooth mouse. So, I left the W510 charging Tuesday night then:

    Wednesday
    - did email and read for about 40 minutes first thing in the morning once I got to work
    - had 4.5 hours of meetings throughout the day where I used Onenote in all meetings and opened various spreadsheets and docs in one meeting
    - read news for about 40 minutes before supper
    - watched a 45 minute TV show streamed from my Plex server
    - read my tech blogs for about 30 minutes before bed
    - did NOT charge the unit overnight

    Thursday
    - read for about 20 minutes once I got to work
    - 4 hours of meetings throughout the day where I used Onenote
    - read news and tech blogs after supper, bit of email for about 40 minutes

    Battery check:
    - at 56% (100% for tablet, 2% for keyboard)

    Friday
    - did NOT charge the unit last night
    - read for about 20 minutes once I got to work
    - updated my jounal (Onenote) for about 30 minutes
    - a 45 minute meeting where I took a few notes

    Battery check:
    - at 46% (83% for tablet, 0% for keyboard)

    So, I'm pretty darn confident that the W510 would be able to last a third full day at work ... but I don't have any more meetings today (fortunately or unfortunately?) to confirm that theory. =)
    Vince
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    12-07-2012 10:07 AM
  2. gsquared's Avatar
    Certainly sounds better than the W500. I can get 6-7 hours from its battery.
    12-07-2012 10:42 AM
  3. wokaz80's Avatar
    i do not have the keyboard dock so i cant really compare but with just a tablet i think it's just about 4.5 to 5 hours of full usage (i mean full, without any idle moment. The screen is always on). This is with 25% of brightness and same thing with you (auto brightness off)

    forgot to mention that's with 3G external modem and a bluetooth mouse

    with just wifi (and off bluetooth) i can get about 6 hours

    and without wifi i can get about 8.5 hours
    Last edited by wokaz80; 03-03-2013 at 10:24 AM.
    03-02-2013 04:27 AM

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