Hi...just wanted to know what was/ is your battery life experience with the SL2? Today, was/ is my first day in the wild and 2nd day of ownership. Right now it is just past 3.30PM at my end and the battery stands at 34%. I started working from 8.30AM. I have been using 3 Word documents constantly backing up to OneDrive, 3-5 tabs open in Edge (with 2 tabs in Chrome open for about 30 mins), Telegram desktop (about 20 mins of cumulative use), checking LinkedIn app (approx. 15 mins).
In this timeframe, I have had a 60 mins break where I completely shut down the machine but I did restart it twice in that break.
I am connected to the Wifi network at my place of work, which was/ is, for the most part, stable and strong.
At this rate, I am guessing I would end up with about 8-8.5 hours of battery life. I should also mention that for about 1.5 hours, the screen brightness was over 80% (could also have been 100%) as I was working sitting outside. Inside the screen brightness is at 65%.
Since I am comparing this to my SP4, I am quite happy since with that machine I used to get about 2.5-3.5 hours max (similar work conditions). I expect the battery life to marginally improve as the SL2 finishes its indexing though I am not sure it is doing so. At least I see no signs that it is doing so.
Thats about it! Just sharing my battery life experience. It would be good to know yours.
I've found the battery life to be very good. It's hard to give exact numbers at this point but even though I primarily use my laptop plugged in at work and at home, I made a point of using it on battery along for a full day (work and home). I did a fair amount of web surfing, editing documents, emails, and a bit of YouTube, and I still had about 40% by late evening. I typically keep my display fairly dim and manage my power settings while on battery power. I would say given my usage habits getting over 10 hours isn't out of the question, but again, this is based on early estimates.