Drew Community  

Go Back   Drew Community > General Forums > Technology Discussion
uLogin ID  
Password
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #11  
Old 04-09-2009, 08:39 PM
Paul R. Coen's Avatar
Paul R. Coen Paul R. Coen is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Madison, NJ
Posts: 140
Default A normally working Thinkpad, that isn't

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meaghan E. Bratichak
I'm not sure which models you are referring to, technology is not my strong suit, but my Drew computer has never lasted me more than an hour without being plugged in, and my MacBook gives me at least 4 hours working time.

That's not normal. Three reasons off the top of my head - there was a problem with the battery, in which case reporting it during the first year would have allowed it to be covered under the warranty, the power management settings on the computer are set in a way that it's using more power, or there's software on the computer that's causing a lot more system activity and using more electricity (peer to peer software could cause this - the hard drive would never spin down, more network traffic, etc.)

I can get almost 3 hours with modest power management settings on a 5-year old Thinkpad R40 with a battery that's almost 3 years old and only has about 80% of its original charge capacity.

I'd expect to only get an hour or two out of a four year old battery. Lithium ion batteries deteriorate - there's no way around it.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-09-2009, 09:07 PM
Meaghan E. Bratichak
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Normal or not, that's been my experience.... which is why I switched back to my own computer right away.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-14-2009, 03:47 AM
E. Axel Larsson's Avatar
E. Axel Larsson E. Axel Larsson is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Madison, NJ
Posts: 303
Default For more information...

Here is the information that the first-years are receiving about the new program:
http://www.drew.edu/cla/enrolled-drewonly.aspx?id=6919

and here is the updated page on the Drew admissions site:
http://www.drew.edu/thinkbeyond/default.aspx?id=27289
__________________
E. Axel Larsson
Systems Architect and Director of the Enterprise Technology Center
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.5.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Drew University is not responsible for the content of posts made on this site. All posts and comments reflect the opinion of the author.