New laptop questions

Rikimaru

Member
I recently bought a new laptop from PC specialist and I'm a little concerned about the battery in my laptop as it will barely last a hour after a full charge. My last HP laptop would last easily 4 hours off one charge so it's got me questioning if the battery that came with my laptop is defective in some way? I took in to consideration that the screen on my new laptop is much brighter but even if I turn the brightness down to around 30% the battery will still barely last an hour.

Here are the specs for my laptop:

Chassis & DisplayElimina Pro Series: 15.6" Matte Full HD 144Hz 72% NTSC LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU)Intel® Core™ i7 Eight Core Processor 11800H (2.3GHz, 4.6GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)16GB Corsair 2666MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 8GB)
Graphics CardNVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3050 - 4.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
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Change to: NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3050 Ti - 4.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st M.2 SSD Drive1TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2500MB/sW)
Memory Card ReaderIntegrated 3 in 1 Card Reader (Full Size SD / SDHC / SDXC)
AC Adaptor1 x 120W AC Adaptor
Power Cable1 x 1.5 Metre Cloverleaf UK Power Cable
BatteryElimina Pro Series Integrated 46Wh Lithium Ion Battery
Thermal PasteSTANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Bluetooth & WirelessGIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (2.4 Gbps) + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options1 x USB 3.1 PORT (Type C) + 2 x USB 3.1 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
Keyboard LanguageELIMINA PRO SERIES RGB BACKLIT UK KEYBOARD
 

Scott

Behold The Ford Mondeo
Moderator
Do you know what the specs of your HP were?

The Laptop that you have now is a performance gaming laptop. They typically last 1-2 hours on a good day. I get around 40 minutes from my Octane III now (which granted is a desktop replacement).

I would suggest it's fairly expected. You can run HWMonitor to see what the wear condition of your battery is. You can also get a report from Powershell but this is perhaps OTT for what you're looking to do.

My gut feeling is that it's correct for the spec of your system.
 

Scott

Behold The Ford Mondeo
Moderator
Oh, just to add. There are some things you can do to prolong the battery life for when you're looking to eek some extra hours out of it....

Limit the refresh rate of your panel to 60Hz via the display settings. This will make a huge difference.
Lower the CPU utilisation to around 50% in the power configuration.
Dim the screen (as you have been doing)

Overall this should make a huge improvement without too much impact on typical office use. You could probably set your battery profile to settings such as this, although I'm not sure if you can automatically tie in the refresh as I've never tried.
 

Rikimaru

Member
Cant remember the exact specs of my previous laptop and I cant seem to find it online but it was a half decent laptop I used it to make music for like 2 years but eventually I needed more cpu and ram so I made the upgrade. I was thinking the same thing as you, more powerful components so more power being used by the battery meaning less battery time I just wanted to make sure my battery was ok.
 

SpyderTracks

We love you Ukraine
Moderator
Cant remember the exact specs of my previous laptop and I cant seem to find it online but it was a half decent laptop I used it to make music for like 2 years but eventually I needed more cpu and ram so I made the upgrade. I was thinking the same thing as you, more powerful components so more power being used by the battery meaning less battery time I just wanted to make sure my battery was ok.
There's a ginormous difference between a normal laptop and a gaming laptop. The power of the dGPU is enourmous, about double any CPU.

Gaming laptops don't have good battery life, they're not designed to.
 

Rikimaru

Member
I have another question about my new laptop. I have had it for a month now and have only just noticed the laptop is emitting an electric buzz noise (that's the best I can describe it). It's very quiet I only notice it if I put my ear right to the laptop, I've never had a laptop produce this type of noise. Is it normal for a gaming laptop to make such a noise? Or is it something to be worried about. My thought is maybe it's just the ssd working or something. The noise is there at any given situation.
 

Rikimaru

Member
Does anyone know if my laptop will fit another NVMe PCIe SSD? I don't have any tools to open it up at the moment to check.
 

Vergaro98

Bright Spark
Can you post the full specs from your orders page
It's on the first comment:
Here are the specs for my laptop:

Chassis & DisplayElimina Pro Series: 15.6" Matte Full HD 144Hz 72% NTSC LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU)Intel® Core™ i7 Eight Core Processor 11800H (2.3GHz, 4.6GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)16GB Corsair 2666MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 8GB)
Graphics CardNVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3050 - 4.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
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Change to: NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3050 Ti - 4.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st M.2 SSD Drive1TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2500MB/sW)
Memory Card ReaderIntegrated 3 in 1 Card Reader (Full Size SD / SDHC / SDXC)
AC Adaptor1 x 120W AC Adaptor
Power Cable1 x 1.5 Metre Cloverleaf UK Power Cable
BatteryElimina Pro Series Integrated 46Wh Lithium Ion Battery
Thermal PasteSTANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Bluetooth & WirelessGIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (2.4 Gbps) + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options1 x USB 3.1 PORT (Type C) + 2 x USB 3.1 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
Keyboard LanguageELIMINA PRO SERIES RGB BACKLIT UK KEYBOARD
 
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