XP Battery vs Linpus battery

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    jdantas

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    Hello all! Just bought my AspireOne 3 days ago and I am quite happy.
    Currently installing XP SP3 on SSD drive.
    What's your experience on the battery? How long does it last running on XP? On Linpus i get about 3:10 hours, on the 3-cell battery.
    Probably getting the 6-cell when it comes out.
    But i would really like to know your experience when formated from Linpus to XP. By the way, does the battery time also changes if using Ubuntu Hardy Heron?

    Thanks,
    Dantas
     
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    Just updating, if anyone is interested.
    I am getting about 3:30h on battery juice.
    Just with the 3-cell battery and followed the XP install tips on the forum.
    It is running smothly, without updating RAM yet. Office 2007 up and running as well (BTW: had to install EPCFX001.exe from Asus eeePC in order to work).
    Happy surfing.
     
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    I noticed battery duration has improved under XP.
    Maybe there's a better power management system.
     
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    i use nhc battery control on my one.
     
    gorankx, Sep 6, 2008
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    3:30 :shock: mine does 2:15 when I'm lucky :O
    (with vista and 120GB hdd that is, but does that make the difference?)
     
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    From what I've heard, some people have the 2400mah battery and some have the 2200mah. So maybe those reporting longer battery time have the larger capacity battery.

    Also might be other things as well like the WLAN power save (I've got mine to full since it's mega slow on power save/normal) so battery life is around 2 hours.
     
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    I have the 2200mAh battery and just tested how much life I could squeeze out of it. I'm using TinyXP on the Samsung SSD.
    The test consisted of watching a webcam feed in firefox (scripted reload every 30 seconds) and Gmail notifier checking every 2 mins on the background. Networking was over Wifi and brightness was set to the bios default after pulling out the power cord. All XP power settings were set to never. The fan was controlled by AA1FanControl. The machine did an unclean shutdown after 2:58 hours. Pretty impressive and this can be easily extended by lowering the brightness!

    I'll do the same test soon running Linpus and Ubuntu (both with Acerfand), but I'm afraid they'll have a tough time beating XP in this...

    Here's a breakdown:
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    Time	   %  Projected time
    00:00	100%	 03:12
    00:30	82%	  02:27
    01:00	63%     01:55
    02:30	14%     00:22
    02:58	0%	      ~
     
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    intresting....youd think linux would have something ahead in this region being the underdog emmm
     
    Midori, Oct 4, 2008
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    I did the same test as before (see above) now with Ubuntu 8.04.1 with a customized kernel. It could get 2:18h out of the battery: 40 minutes less than XP.
    Code:
    Time   Perc. Indication
    00:00	100%	01:50
    00:30	80%	 01:30
    01:00	57%	 01:00
    01:30	32%	 00:30
    02:00	10%	 00:05
    02:18	0%	  ~
     
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