I can't guess if your machine is other than stock where you installed some antivirus, torrent or other apps.
Bottom line. You may be unhappy with most laptops because the time on battery is all over the map no matter which model you choose.
I purchase a HP spectre x360 a month ago, so far, the function and other figures that totally met my requirment, however the battery life last only 5 hours or less only by doing web search under the battery saving mode, Im not even watch video or using macrosoft software for godsake, a ultrabook should be at least last 7 hours or so, im not expecting that battery will last 10 hours+ as they advertised on their website, I am so dispointed and are seriously considering return it. i talked to their tech support and the guy even told me to turn off the wifi and close all the programs, if the only way to keep laptop to be sustainable for a decent duration of time is to not using wifi, why would you buy a ultrabook at the first place? After that, he started to say, oh, you have a great laptop, this is top of the line, this is so great, you should be happy with it, i mean, what the hell, I spend almost 2000$ for a ultrabook, a decent battery life is a bottom line right? any one who saw this post should consider as a warning, dont buy this model until they can give us a satis solution.
an angry consumer .
Post was last edited on January 27, 2017 12:40 PM PST
My friend's dell xps 13 can last for 9.5 hours doing what i did with an antivirus software, and can sustain a impressive 6.5 hours by playing videos on youtube, I dont know you are a employee of hp or you are talking about a completely different model, mine is a CPU i7, 512 SSD, 16RAM, newest convertible 2 in 1 laptop, I know that the battery life cant be as long as other ultrabook since a more powerful figure in mine, but i expect atleast a 7 hours of operation, like i said, all im doing is web searching, nothing else, go see other posts of the same model, its not just me, the bad battery life post is all over the place since 2015 when spectre was first introduced to public. all im saying is that a ultrabook should be at least stay a decent time period, anyone have a similar issue of this model is welcome to follow up some threads and maybe we can figure something out to extend battery life a little bit longer
I saw your link, to be honest, as a student, I really dont care about some specific details like resolution or others, Im happy about the speed, functions, and all other figures, the only thing Im disppointed about is the battery life, and if HP show some honesty and state the battery life is a shortage, I'll give another consideration prior to purchasing, the advertisement state a 10+ battery life deceived my judgment, thats why im so upset right now.
I had to pick a review to see if 5 or so hours was out of line. It wasn't so I can't call it bad.
All battery times are done with a specific setup and test. So any change, no matter how small you think it is, can lop hours off the rated time.
Since the review started at 2 hours and up, your times are spot on.
When I bought this one, HP said on their website that can last 10+, some reviews even said that it could last for a day, so, I was thinking maybe my battery is a defected good, but tech sup test my battery and find nothing wrong, which means that battery were built this way to run 5 hours or less, Im just give some warnings for others, in case they find out the huge difference between actual and advertised battery life.
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