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mikezzz2012
07-09-2012, 02:56 AM
Hello everybody! My names Michael and I'm new here. I bought an Asus g53sx last week from best buy in Canada its not refurbished its new. Ive done some research and they said the average battery life of the Asusg53sx is 1.5 hours. Now the problem is I only get 1 hour or less , and Im not even gaming. Im just on the internet , loggin in facebook, yahoo mail, reading articles and playing some music on the window media player using my headphones plugged in. Is that battery life normal? I feel like Im not getting the most of it. Also, is it normal to feel some heat on the keyboard? I would really appreciate anybody who can share their thoughts, thanks!

Gorman
07-09-2012, 09:02 AM
Average battery life = with everything turned off; minimum brightness, wifi turned off, etc. It's not a real-world test really.

My G53jw has similar if not worse battery life. So I don't use battery at all, what is the point of battery, just makes the computer hotter and acts like a low-quality UPS...

Zygomorphic
07-09-2012, 10:12 AM
My left and right touchpad buttons feel different, so no worries there. Try pushing the little speedometer button in the top left corner of the keyboard to determine which power-profile you are using. Battery Saver will give you pretty good battery life = 3.5 hours with WiFi off. On this machine, turning the brightness all the way down and turning off WiFi make the biggest difference.

A little warmth on the keyboard simply indicates that the system is running hard internally, which is why your battery life is so bad. Apart from that, I cannot tell you why your battery life is so much worse than mine. I have gotten 3 hours of light CAD out of mine on battery saver with WiFi off and the screen brightness all the way down. Plenty of battery for me! I always carry the power brick. :)

tomsem
07-09-2012, 05:27 PM
are you running max performance or? try to set it on lower performance, but you aint gonna get more out of the battery then max 2 hours, g series are desktop replacement and are ment to have the power supply 24/7 connected.

cl-scott
07-09-2012, 05:58 PM
Hello mikezzz2012,

Battery life is one of those tricky subjects because there are numerous factors that can affect it. Probably the single largest consumer of battery power on a laptop would be the display. If the display brightness is at 100%, that will have a big impact on your battery life compared to if it were at say 50%.

If you could give us a little more information about things such as the display brightness, is the music you mention listening to via a CD in the optical drive, things of that general nature, it would be helpful in determining whether or not you are getting acceptable battery life or not.

mikezzz2012
07-09-2012, 06:29 PM
Hi guys, thanks for replying. For more information,I use High performance and set the brightness level lowest (as always since Im not a fan of to much brightness) and it I actually reached 1 hour and 40 mins on usual internet and watching videos, music etc, but no gaming at all. I havent tried it on gaming , but Im guessing it will drain faster? Can someone tell me whats the average battery life when gaming? Also , regarding the keyboard getting warm, is it still normal if it gets kind of warm even though I didnt attach the battery , only plugged it with the charger/adapter?

PS, I dont usually play games with the battery , but this is just for testing purposes to see if my laptop is running fine. =)

xeromist
07-09-2012, 07:01 PM
Threads merged. If you need a mod to move it you can ask. We don't bite much. :)

osiris128
07-09-2012, 07:09 PM
Does your notebook have 3D monitor? If yes, the battery drains faster, even if you aren't playing, its normal because of the 120Gz monitor and GPU can't be turned off even in idle/office mode, its always on and drains battery.
For the gaming, it could hold max 1 hour i think. Mine (not exactly your model) holds 2 hours in office/internet mode and 30 min, if i render something in 3D (CPU, GPU 100% load, wifi on, mouse connected) :D

mikezzz2012
07-10-2012, 02:35 AM
@xeromist Thank you and Im sorry for the double post Im new , wont happen again =)

@osiris128
My laptop specs are
Nvidia 3D TV PLAY
CPU-Intel Core i7-2670QM, 2.2GHz
Memory 16GB
OS Windows 7 Premium
HDD 750GB
NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560M, 2gb

since it has Nvidia 3D TV Display, does that mean I have the 3D you meant? Anyway my laptop didnt come with 3D glasses and stuff. Sorry I dont know much about computers lol

Zygomorphic
07-10-2012, 10:22 AM
@xeromist Thank you and Im sorry for the double post Im new , wont happen again =)

@osiris128
My laptop specs are
Nvidia 3D TV PLAY
CPU-Intel Core i7-2670QM, 2.2GHz
Memory 16GB
OS Windows 7 Premium
HDD 750GB
NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560M, 2gb

since it has Nvidia 3D TV Display, does that mean I have the 3D you meant? Anyway my laptop didnt come with 3D glasses and stuff. Sorry I dont know much about computers lol

If it did not come with glasses, then the answer is no. 3D TV PLAY is something that allows external monitors to display 3D, but you will have to buy a 3D capable monitor as well as the emitter and glasses. That is surprising that your battery life is less than 1 hour, considering that my laptop is almost identical and gets 3 times more battery life.

Peregrine
07-10-2012, 04:25 PM
Don't use HIGH PERFORMANCE on Battery. That's your problem right there.
Use BATTERY SAVER.
And never game on Battery.

PILGRIM
07-11-2012, 02:15 AM
Hello everybody! My names Michael and I'm new here. I bought an Asus g53sx last week from best buy in Canada its not refurbished its new. Ive done some research and they said the average battery life of the Asusg53sx is 1.5 hours. Now the problem is I only get 1 hour or less , and Im not even gaming. Im just on the internet , loggin in facebook, yahoo mail, reading articles and playing some music on the window media player using my headphones plugged in. Is that battery life normal? I feel like Im not getting the most of it. Also, is it normal to feel some heat on the keyboard? I would really appreciate anybody who can share their thoughts, thanks!

Try to re-calibrate your battery. Go to Windows Control Panel > Create a Power Plan > Calibrator
Let Windows drain and recharge the battery.