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Prlwytkovsky
04-19-2006, 05:53 AM
I'm interested in a tablet for reading articles / note taking. The main features I am looking for is light weight and battery running time. So far it seems that the electrovaya has the longest running time but I do see some different numbers on it. In Laptop I read a time 4.5 hours on a similar Electrovaya slate. In a review here I saw 6 hours. Electrovaya claims 9 hours. What is the experience of the people in the forum using a sc3x00 series slate ?

digitaldoc
04-19-2006, 05:24 PM
It totally depends on how you use it and your power settings. I bet if you ran a CD or DVD non stop it would only last 4.5 hours. I have no intention of doing so ;) I get 6-8 hours on wifi running server software over my network. If I use dictation and print to a shared computer constantly, my battery goes fast..........
My rule of thumb now is, whatever the manufacturer says, cut it in half.

Prlwytkovsky
04-20-2006, 04:17 AM
quote:Originally posted by digitaldoc

It totally depends on how you use it and your power settings. I bet if you ran a CD or DVD non stop it would only last 4.5 hours. I have no intention of doing so ;) I get 6-8 hours on wifi running server software over my network. If I use dictation and print to a shared computer constantly, my battery goes fast..........
My rule of thumb now is, whatever the manufacturer says, cut it in half.


Running a dvd / cd player is not what I would be using it for. I'm not worried about that. I wonder though, when you run it as a server, is the screen turned off ?

Thanks.

digitaldoc
04-20-2006, 04:23 AM
quote:Originally posted by Prlwytkovsky


quote:Originally posted by digitaldoc

It totally depends on how you use it and your power settings. I bet if you ran a CD or DVD non stop it would only last 4.5 hours. I have no intention of doing so ;) I get 6-8 hours on wifi running server software over my network. If I use dictation and print to a shared computer constantly, my battery goes fast..........
My rule of thumb now is, whatever the manufacturer says, cut it in half.


Running a dvd / cd player is not what I would be using it for. I'm not worried about that. I wonder though, when you run it as a server, is the screen turned off ?

Thanks.


When I referenced a CD or DVD I was referring to the fact that running such software would be constant and intensive method of depleting the battery.
When I refer to the server, I am referring to running my medical software over my internal office network via a g wifi connection to my server in the other room. The screen goes off if I don't chart for 3 minutes. The wifi connection is NEVER off. Standby and hibernate are not options I can use as, if initiated, they would disconnect my network connection and risk corrupting open files.

The bottom line is your mileage will vary.

utizah
05-03-2006, 05:25 AM
hi,
I just received my SC3100 3 days ago. Actually i'm very very happy with the pc. But only the battery life is quite frustrated. I just got 5 hrs for normal use but 4++ hrs with WIFI on.

If electrovaya can upgrade the battery up to 9 hrs or more, i think this pc will be the best tablet pc in town.

Hopefully they will produce high capacity battery for sc3xxx in short period of time.

digitaldoc
05-03-2006, 02:08 PM
>>I just got 5 hrs for normal use but 4++ hrs with WIFI on.<<

If you had your wifi constantly on, then your power savings must have been disabled or certainly not optimized?

utizah
05-03-2006, 07:27 PM
i'm really not aware on this, could be! do you mean that the battery life should less than 4++ hrs?

digitaldoc
05-04-2006, 03:23 AM
quote:Originally posted by utizah

i'm really not aware on this, could be! do you mean that the battery life should less than 4++ hrs?


I would hope it would be more. Check your power settings in the control panel and experiment with different profiles.
Just curious, if you had wifi on for 4++ hours, what exactly were you doing non stop? Were you just surfing around, listening to music, etc?

utizah
05-04-2006, 04:39 AM
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digitaldoc
05-04-2006, 11:05 AM
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I think it' fair to say that you will get half of the manufacterers alleged time when you are using it constantly like you are. Older Scribblers got more time, I think, with the weaker CPU. Mine lasts all day 9-6) because I recharge for 1-2 hours at noon.

utizah
05-06-2006, 04:37 AM
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digitaldoc
05-06-2006, 10:23 AM
I don't know if it's true or not, but I know EV knows a lot more about battery technology than I do! :-)

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