Battery bar run time

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  1. cvc988

    cvc988 Member

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    Im off the charger at 84% and like 40% brightness and battery bar says I have 3hrs4min left. This sounds really low, no? I only have chrome open with 7 tabs.
     
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    It does sound kinda off, but Chrome is hard on battery life. I definitely noticed a difference when I switched to IE. Not hours of difference in your case probably, but noticeable.

    Also for me, Battery Bar took a couple days to settle down and get reliable. Once in a while it still does wonky readings for few minutes, it's the nature of "reacting" to power changes in the system, after the fact.

    I also made sure to take the system all the way down to 10% and then let it recharge, shortly after I got it and had BB installed.
     
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    I assume the prediction is based off of usage rate. Close Chrome and make sure there is nothing left running with Task Manager and see if the prediction changes.
     

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