The Tech Guy, a user of the MSI Wind forum, has decided that he had enough of the puny battery life of his MSI Wind subnotebook. With a 3 cell battery, it sports a dreary 1 hour 40 minutes of battery life.
There's plenty of testing to left to do, especially by charging and discharging to re-calibrate the sensor. This isn't the final version. The final version will be soldered and fiberglassed together to give it a nice, clean and slick look. The new higher capacity battery is estimated around 7aH.
The battery is estimated at around 7aH and the laptop sits about slightly higher on the back. The battery adds a little weight, but that is offset by an incredible battery life.
Here are some of his results with his new 9-cell battery:
- 1h40 - Low Power Original Battery (Webcam Off, LAN Off, Wifi Off, BT Off, 0% Brightness, Eco mode on, Touchpad Off)
- 3h02 - Full Power (100% CPU Load, Webcam On, LAN On, Wifi On, BT On, 100% Brightness, Eco mode off, Touchpad On)
- 5h03 - Med Power (25% CPU Load, Webcam On, LAN On, Wifi On, BT On, 100% Brightness, Eco mode off, Touchpad On)
- 8h00 - Low Power (0% CPU Load, Webcam Off, LAN Off, Wifi Off, BT Off, 0% Brightness, Eco mode off, Touchpad Off, Sound Card Disabled, Card Reader Disabled, USB Disabled)