Monday, August 17, 2009

Batterylife, Heat and Noise

After booting Windows Vista seems to indicate around 9-10 hours battery life, with semi dimmed screen and wireless network connected. This is very good for a 5600 mAh battery. Surfing the web for over 8 hours is possible, as long as not many flash based websites are visited (or Flashblock is used).

The American version 1410 will have a 4400 mAh battery which will be good for more than 6 hours.


Heat & Noise
Overall the machine is very quiet. During low CPU activity the fan is almost inaudible. I need to really pay attention to be able to pick up the sound of the fan.

When stressing the system the fan becomes a little bit more audible. But still it is relatively quiet. When comparing the 1810T to all the other laptops I've worked with it's one of the most quiet.

When I put the 1810T on the couch I noticed a strong increase in sound because the exhaust was blocked. When I lifted it it became quiet again.

For comparison: Acer 751 is even more quiet than the 1810T, while Sony Z makes a lot more noise than the 1810T.

9 comments:

  1. Taken from a posting at SlickDeals.net Aug 18, 2009
    This may resolve the 6 verses 8 hour battery life issue.

    Here is the information from Acer Support:
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    Thank you for contacting Acer America. I’ll be happy to assist you.
    I understand that you would like to get information about the battery size of Acer Aspire 1410 notebook.

    ...., please note that Acer Aspire 1410 notebook supports six-cell lithium ion battery(4400 mAh): up to 6.0 hours life depending on configuration and usage. I would suggest contacting our sales support at 866-514-2237 for getting further information with purchasing the computer.

    I sincerely hope the above information will help you with the issue. For further clarifications please feel free to visit our web site http://support.acer.com/
    Have a great day!
    Respectfully,
    Acer America
    Online Technical Support

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  2. Thanks for sharing. I already mentioned it in the introduction but I'll do it here too.

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  3. Why the difference in hours life between the American version and the European?

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  4. I'm not sure why Acer has chosen this strategy. 1810T was first released in Europe, in US the 1410 with the smaller battery will be first. Later a 1810T may be released in the US too, with the larger battery.

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  5. But why it does not come with the same hours life battery?

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  6. It's cheaper to use a smaller capacity battery. The 1410 has a 4400 mAh capacity battery, 1810T has a 5600 mAh battery. The 4400 mAh is good for 6 hours, the 5600 mAh is good for 8 hours.

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  7. How hot does the computer get?

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