Battery life...

Discussion in 'Asus TF101/SL101 Forum' started by KevTN, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. KevTN

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    Hello,

    In the tablet market. (Prob. Christmas time) Basically to surf the net. but I will prob. take to the ball fields too. I am wondering how the battery life is and how it holds up to bright sunny days. (ie reflection?)

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    The battery is pretty good even without the keyboard (approx 7 hours of heavy use). The keyboard adds a battery which lasts approx 15 hours of heavy use.

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    ok thanks...I am seeing that maybe the Transformer 2 maybe out by Christmas around the same price...So I am starting to get down to the nuts bolts so to speak. Plus also with the announcement that Asus tabs maybe the first to get ICS is a good thing too. Thanks for the information.
     
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    Hi, is there an app where I can determine the status of my batt in the tablet and the dock separately? Just use it with the dock and it only gave me 6 hrs total when I fully charged it over 8 hours the night before. Thanks
     
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    Get the Dual Battery Widget free from the Market. Nice little utility that really should have been included by Asus.

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    Thanks Tom T. Indeed useful


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    In all honesty I get between 7 - 8 hours with the keyboard attached. This is because I refuse to use a crippled machine, I turned off all that CPU stepping crap (which I do with all my computers), overclocked the CPU to 1.5 GHZ (why, because I can), and never ever turn the brightness down (what's the use of having a IPS screen if I don't see it in all it's full glory). So I think 7 hours is pretty good. If you want to reach between 12 - 13 hours you have to be very, very conservative, brightness must be at 40%, wifi off, bluetooth off, nothing streaming, no music, no video, basically you can read, that's it. I don't know how in the world Asus achieved 15 hours, they must of had the screen turned off and SSH'd into the machine.

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    This is so subjective, and since you are a confessed power user that is still pretty darn good battery life. With mixed use, wifi always on, screen at a comfortable for me 50%, I get closer to 10+ hours (actually closer to eleven after the recent firmware update). If that won't get you through most of a day you really should consider decaf.

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