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Topic # 99360 17-Mar-2012 19:54
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http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/XC7973/hp-compaq-presario-cq57-410tu-nb

I will mainly use it for light gaming, like sims 2 or age of empires, surfing the web, and typing up documents.
A rough estimate would be fine. 

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  Reply # 596549 17-Mar-2012 20:03
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2 hours at most.




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  Reply # 596554 17-Mar-2012 20:15
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2 hours when batt is new give it 6+ months maybe 1 hour 30 min and as time goes by the shorter it will be

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 596556 17-Mar-2012 20:20
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Oh okay. That sucks, but oh well. It's a cheap computer so it's to be expected.

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  Reply # 596557 17-Mar-2012 20:23
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I would say they are being a bit harsh, if you only used it for internet/documents it would be 2 hours 30 mins i reckon.

But the 'light gaming' as you describe it is actually quite intensive for a laptop like that and you will be lucky to get an hour while playing games on it.




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  Reply # 596560 17-Mar-2012 20:32
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Ok thanks. It would mainly be internet usage and documents anyway. 
Another thing I want to know is if it's bad to keep the battery in while connected to the power supply? 

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  Reply # 596564 17-Mar-2012 20:54
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if you turn the brightness down it mite last longer also




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  Reply # 596571 17-Mar-2012 21:21
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gaming on full brightness just under 1 hr

gaming on min brightness probably just over an hour

- just a guestimate from experience




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