Few days ago I got my Dell Xps 13 (skylake, non-touch, full-hd, intel core I7, 250 GB SDD), but I am quite disappointed because of the battery life. Normal usage (wifi, Word, 30% brightness, internet, chat) gives me 4.20 hours. Very far away from the 11 hours reviewers claim.
I have also updated the BIOS. But it did not improve much.
Do you believe the battery could be defective?
These are the results:
FULL CHARGE CAPACITY 54 mWh
CYCLE COUNT -
Since OS install
At full charge 4:29:51
At design Capacity 4:47:21
Thanks in advance for you time.
What screen do you have? You'll never see anywhere near 11 hours (or even 8-9) with a 4K resolution screen.
With an FHD screen and solid power management settings, 8-9 should be possible -- and if you have the 4K screen, cut those numbers in half, so if that's what you've got, 4.5-5 hours is pretty good and you likely will not see more runtime out of the battery.
No. As I have written, I have the full HD (and not the 4k) version.
20 to 30% brightness
I think 4 hours with those activities is ridiculous. If I try to process a PDF file is goes down to 2 hours...
Thank you for your answer anyway.