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Ernst|Post time:10-2-2017 15:35:08 View:664|Reply:7

The recent batch of the LapBook 14.1" (GearBest) has a shorter metal bar inside to better facilitate fitting an SSD and a clip to hold the SSD in place. It also has a different battery.

The previous "model" easily did 5 to 6 hours of Office tasks, the new model maxes out at around 3.5 hours...

Really bad battery life!

Would a newer BIOS (> 0.26) change this? Is that coming?
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emily| Post time 7-27-2017 23:24:06 | Show all posts
hello, Ernst:
power consumption fast
   1, check the flat-panel accessories, Even there is  short circuit phenomenon , unplug the peripheral equipment;
   2, there are many applications on the plat background , close the unused applications ; WIFI and Bluetooth consume too much power, when not use this two accessories , you can  close  Bluetooth and Wifi .
   3, the display brightness is too bright, transferred it to the appropriate brightness;
   4, the software conflict can also cause power  consume fast, uninstall the software conflict with the system  .
   5, the system is not working properly, resulting in power control chip can not be configured according to the optimal power, can be resolved through brushing machine;
   6, The battery problem, only replace the battery  can solve this problem ;
   7, motherboard short circuit, components Weld, bad power supply IC and other hardware reasons , it need to be resolved after specific testing;
hope this can help you
have a good day
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Ernst| Post time 7-29-2017 08:32:05 | Show all posts
Edited by Ernst at 7-29-2017 10:10

This is caused by the graphics cores in the N3450 CPU to consume between 5 and 6 Watts.

The GPU clock never switches lower than 450 Mhz. so the GPU cores never sleep.

As a result the latest revision of the LapBook 14.1 only runs for around 3 hours on a full battery and has a bad Geekbench score.

This was earlier reported in the previous release of the LapBook 14.1 and was solved in the BIOS update in December 2016 (I believe 012 BIOS), see:

https://techtablets.com/forum/to ... stics-of-the-n3450/

CHUWI:

PLEASE add the update that solved this bug in the 012 BIOS into the 026 BIOS for the latest revision of the LapBook 14.1 !
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AdK| Post time 8-7-2017 11:38:02 | Show all posts
+1, longer battery life would be nice, on the new revision with the short metal bar it is not more than 3.5h
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tom55day| Post time 9-17-2017 01:49:15 | Show all posts
since hardware v2 of the Lapbook 14.1 there is a power management bug that make the battery last 3 hours max and chuwi are not interested in fixing this.  AVOID the Lapbox 14.1 it is now official a turd
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Toils| Post time 9-26-2017 03:09:58 | Show all posts
Buying a lapbook 14.1 is like throwing your money away. It's literally a brick that I want to throw out of the window.
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manonegra222| Post time 9-26-2017 09:13:58 | Show all posts
Toils replied at 9-26-2017 12:09
Buying a lapbook 14.1 is like throwing your money away. It's literally a brick that I want to throw  ...

It's a good headline but, please, you could be more explicit and indicate what you do not like and what you like, if there is something you like, from this computer. It will help improve and potential buyers.
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Toils| Post time 10-2-2017 15:35:08 | Show all posts
manonegra222 replied at 9-26-2017 09:13
It's a good headline but, please, you could be more explicit and indicate what you do not like and ...

If you read this thread (and all other recent threads) you will understand why. You can't reply on my post without reading the title, original post and other posts. If you did, you would know why I said this.

It's because Chuwi is not fixing the bugs in the software of this laptop. Chuwi 14.1 rev 1 had some very good reviews. Since rev 2, the laptop has been the opposite of what it was. Battery is bad, performance is bad, backlight bleeding at the right bottom corner etc.

@Chuwi: Are you going to fix this? Just a yes or no is fine. Don't let your customers wait for nothing.
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