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Laptop Battery Life App?

by nickcharleton / October 8, 2005 6:04 AM PDT

Is there any app or freeware that can check how long my battery life on my laptop is? I was wondering because I would prefer it to sitting with a stopwatch, waiting for my laptop to power down.
Thank you so much,
Nick

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laptop battery life app
by johnw54 / October 10, 2005 11:23 AM PDT

On my toshiba, in the tray, there is an icon that looks like a battery; all I have to do is scroll over it and it tells me how much juice I have left. I thought they all had this.

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Battery Life
by Dan Miller / October 11, 2005 12:42 PM PDT

I have windowsXP and if I unplug From AC and let my laptop run on battery power and double click on the battery icon in the system tray at the right hand side. You battery meter should pop on the screen and it will show your remaining battery power in hours and minutes and the percentage of you charge.
Hope this helps.

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Details matter. Here's an example.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 11, 2005 12:52 PM PDT
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thinkpad has it
by tenkof / October 29, 2005 11:10 AM PDT

I guess what you really want is a software that will tell you whether you battery is good or not. I have an old thinkpad. When the battery is fully charged it tells me I have about 1hr 30min left but in fact, it takes only 30mins to run down the battery even with the backlight dimmed. I used a battery center on thinkpad website to check the health of my battery and it showed that my battery has problems. If you are using a thinkpad then check their website, under software/driver download for this test.

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