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How's the battery life on Optimus so far? If it's over 5 hours with the 675M off I might just buy one but... ivy bridge.. so soon..........
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How's the battery life on Optimus so far? If it's over 5 hours with the 675M off I might just buy one but... ivy bridge.. so soon..........

You wont be able to find anything close to the 675s performance that will run for 5 hours. On my power saving mod can maybe get a little over 2 hours
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How's the battery life on Optimus so far? If it's over 5 hours with the 675M off I might just buy one but... ivy bridge.. so soon..........

You wont be able to find anything close to the 675s performance that will run for 5 hours. On my power saving mod can maybe get a little over 2 hours

I mean on optimus when the gpu is off. Does it have good battery life then at least?
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I mean on optimus when the gpu is off. Does it have good battery life then at least?

No, what I just said above is when optimus is on. I can still only get around 2 hours
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No, what I just said above is when optimus is on. I can still only get around 2 hours

Something is wrong then - assuming you mean Optimus on, typical usage with integrated graphics only. If an i7 quad laptop with integrated and 15" screen uses over 20W for basic use with ~50% brightness, it's probably your power management settings. Or, Optimus isn't really switching off the GPU as much as it should be, pretty sure you can right-click your desktop and there's an option for the Optimus driver panel (or supersearch it), and you could tweak it so discrete graphics are only on while gaming.
 
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