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http://lifehacker.com/5657275/batter...what-to-expect

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Windows only: Manufacturers make a lot of claims about laptop batteries nowadays, but it's hard to tell what your battery's true life is. Battery Eater will test it at load and under normal usage, so you have realistic expectations.

Battery Eater is a simple program that monitors your battery as it runs out of juice. The default test is a full load test, which will tax your CPU and GPU until the battery dies so you know your absolute minimum battery life. You can also run a "reader test", which merely displays and scrolls through text on your screen until the battery dies, so you know how long your battery will last through more typical use. Obviously, you want to start running the test after your battery has fully charged to get accurate results.

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Finally!
Now I can see if I can watch 3 seasons of Lost or just 1.
Or ditch them all and watch Battlestar
 

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I just got a new Toshiba laptop, I'm gonna run this now
nice find
 

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Originally Posted by purpleannex View Post
In before Apple fanboys say how long Mac/iphone/ipad/ipodtouch batteries last...
Just be sure to remember that you were the first one to bring it up.
 

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In before Apple fanboys say how long Mac/iphone/ipad/ipodtouch batteries last...

^This.
YAY!!! Finally a free program to test the mfr's rating on the battery!1
Oh wait..05 as in it being from 2005? lolwuuut.
 

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my toughbook has a Battery Calibration utility on it. i wonder if this would be more accurate or not.
 

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My laptops really old, It only lasts about 15 mins now.

I will run this later though.
 

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Originally Posted by grahamcrackuh View Post
I consistently get 10 - 12 hours on my battery, so I'm not too worried about this


maybe ill run it for fun tho
You have your laptop connected to a car battery then right
 

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I bought my laptop for school, so it's on about 7 hours every day only on the battery. I usually have about 30% battery life left when I get home.

Will run this for fun some time.
 
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