laptop battery question

  charlton200 07:41 AM 03 Sep 11
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I have just purchased my first ever laptop, a HP one. In the advertisement it said battery life up to 4 hours. I am getting only 2hr 15 at the most. I know it says upto 4 hours but I expected it to be a little closer than 2hr 15.

Is this right or is the battery at fault?

Thanks

  sunnystaines 07:54 AM 03 Sep 11

depends on its use, some things drain the battery more than others. our sony lappy only ever managed 2 hours at its best on general surfing.

  mooly 08:06 AM 03 Sep 11

As above really...

you could try clicking the power icon in the notification area at the bottom right and selecting "power saver" when on battery which might help a bit.

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