- CrackBerry Master
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Playbook's battery life is depressing
i started to play Lara Croft --great game btw-- on my playbook, at 79% charge, auto-dim on, and the brightness was set at half way. i could only end up playing the game for an hour and a half before the tablet turned off.
i got worried and i thought that maybe my battery is losing its "life" but i checked its status (battery guru) and its sitting at 86%
is anyone else experiencing this?
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- 06-22-2012, 02:51 PM #3
It's a graphically intense game. Same thing happens on the iPad.www.gbv.asia
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- CrackBerry Genius
06-22-2012, 03:19 PM #5
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- Forget it
Better title would be "My PB's battery life is depressing.
I haven't tried Lara Croft, but with NFS and Deep Space I've been able to play an hour or so and still have 40% to 50% left from a fairly full battery. I've never really checked specific numbers as I've never really had a need to. I won't throw out an opinion as I don't know how hard L Croft draws compared to the others.There are trolls in BlackBerry clothing among us. Report, ignore and never reply to obvious troll posts, they will die without responses from you.
- CrackBerry Genius
06-22-2012, 05:20 PM #8
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If you could go from 75% to 0% in 1 1/2 hours then from 100% would be 2 hours. If I understand this battery stuff correctly, you would have to be using 9W for two hours straight to drain the batteries. That's way off the battery guru charts. I rarley see spikes of 5W. I just don't think the PB is capable of drawing 9W.
I'm curious if anyone else is able to drain the battery that fast.
- CrackBerry Abuser
06-22-2012, 08:06 PM #9
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- 06-22-2012, 08:51 PM #10
I am no fanboy. My Playbook's battery life impresses me. I watch a full movie and it barely dents the thing. I love that I know I can use it for many many hours and not worry on long trips. My laptop is dead after one HD flick.
- 06-22-2012, 08:52 PM #11
I don't know about game play but I keep both of my tablets the ipad3 and play book in the same case. The usage is a bit heavier on the playbook.
I find the life of the tablets the same except my playbook charges faster with the docking station than my iPad doesoops...
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