Eliebook 8440p battery life (718 Views)
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Bill_St
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Registered: ‎09-25-2011
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Eliebook 8440p battery life

All the literature says the 6-cell battery on the 8440p lasts "up to 6 hours".  I am getting 2 and a half hours typically. I understand that the life depends on configuration, active features, activity etc.  However I have tested my machine with network card and bluetooth deactivated, running windows 7 64-bit in safe mode, with no user applications running and I get no significant improvement.  I have tried using a new battery but the results are the same.

 

HP support now tells me (after several months of investigation) that this is totally normal for this machine.  I think their sales literature is totally misleading and represents a deception.  I would be prepared to accept 5 hours, or even 4.5, but to get less than 50% of the "up to" figure is not reasonable in my mind.

 

I would like to know whether other forum members are getting the same sort of battery life. 

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banhien
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Registered: ‎08-21-2007
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Re: Eliebook 8440p battery life

Hi,

 

I'm on the same boat, not HP machines currently (I've still have 2 HP laptops at home but they are old). Asus, Dell, Sony, Toshiba .. you name them. I've never got to 75% of the "claimed" time even just leave the machines sitting there. To be honest, I don't know how they test this (including some magazines testers) but it seems to me their brochures are totally misleading as you said.

 

Regards,

 

BH
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