Customized Laptop! (how long will the 12-cell battery last)?
Question: Hey i was wondering with these specs how long a 12 cell battery would last HP HDX16T Premium Series Notebook PC Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-720QM Processor (1.6GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB) Memory: 8GB DDR3 System Memory (4 Dimm) Hard Drive: 640GB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (320GB x 2) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon 4850 x2 (dual cards) Networking: Intel Wireless-N Mini-card with Bluetooth Display: 16.0" diagonal High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (1920x1080p) Our latest titanium "liquid metallic" design Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate Battery: One 6 Cell and One 12 Cell Lithium Ion Batteries Keyboard: A full-size, HP backlit keyboard with numeric keypad Primary Optical Drive: Lightscribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer TV & Entertainment: HP Integrated HDTV Hybrid Tuner i also wanna know how much it would weigh approximately and if the extra performance of the 2 320gb harddrives is worth the weight or if i should just get a 500gb the process id be running would be say counter strike (gaming) also another alternative would be watching a movie How long would the 12cell last and how heavy would it be all together not including ac adapters.
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You have configured a very high end laptop, a true desktop replacement, using very much power hungry components. A 12-cell battery would last around five to six hours under constant use, if I would have to give an estimate, due to the components you chose. The specifications you list are actually too much for just playing a game such as Counter Strike. You could do with a much simpler configuration. However, if you would like your laptop to be future proof, then you are definitely on the right path. You list that you will be using Windows 7 Ultimate. Please make sure that this is a 64-bit version of the operating system. If it would be a 32-bit version, then 8GB of RAM is overkill, as a 32-bit operating system cannot allocate more than 4GB of RAM, meaning that the other 4GB of RAM will not be used, but it will still consume power by the way. Normal laptop hard drives have a RPM of 5.400, whereas the hard drives which you list are 7.200 RPM. This means that the hard drives are faster than normal laptop hard drives would be. They have the same amount of RPM that most hard drives in desktop computers would have, so this will give you a good performance boost. The performance difference between one 500GB hard drive or two 320GB hard drives depends on how you configure your system. If you would choose to mirror your hard drives, then you would not gain any performance. Mirroring two hard drives does provide fault tolerance however. If you would use one hard drive for your system files and software and you would use the other hard drive for your data, you would gain performance as both hard drives can be read from and written to at the same time. If this difference is noticeable however, depends on how much data you would read and write simultaneously. I would personally always choose for the two hard drive set up, as even the most little performance gain is welcome and it allows you to run a dual operating system set up more easily, as you could easily use one hard drive per operating system. As for the weight of the laptop, have a look at the HP website for how much the base model weighs and add the weight of the larger battery and an extra hard drive and you will round and about be correct.
Battery life is always exaggerated, especially if you have a fairly powerful laptop and video card (which you do). Anything over 2 hours is good on a higher end system, and if you are playing graphic intensive games on it w/o being plugged in, it will be even shorter
The time on the power would depend on what functions you where trying to do. Usually the manufactures will say it would last like 6 to 9 hours or what ever but that is if your not doing much maybe writing a document or even surfing the web but that goes out the window when you are saving data or watching a movie. Just think it is like running a motor non stop when you watch a movie DVD and the same is said for the Hard drive when you download or copy data from another source it takes power to run the hard drive, the network connection plus other things. Do these things require higher voltage and amps from your system and from the battery. Check what the manufacture says and subtract some time from it like at least an hour since they kind of run the minimum when they get the battery numbers. Other things such as running blue tooth, wireless, how bright the screen is also come into play and will also drain your battery. Hope that helps!!!
Cell phones are small computers and susceptible to malfunctioning: take it back to the shop to have it checked out if this happens too often. Definitely take it back if it is a new phone. Chances are that the central processing unit of the phone is faulty if the battery is still reading full once restarted. The CPU gives out the various instructions and is somehow not recognizing the batteries' power levels. Repairs if not under warranty can be potentially expensive if it is the CPU: consider replacing the phone. A battery is cheaper to replace. Ask for an estimate first before handing it in.
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