Oct 11, 2012
Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Tablet - Battery Life (X67+)
Gear: X230T, X67+ Battery, 19+ Slice Battery, BatteryBar Pro.
To get a proper estimate of the X230T's battery life it is important to have a good tool, I use BatteryBar, which tracks the battery's run-time over a period of time.
After a close to a month of tracking the X230T's 6-cell battery gives me an average of 4 hours 38 minutes. If you do 3D gaming you can expect the battery to last 1 hour and 30 minutes. Of course you can extend and reduce the battery life by controlling the process count, screen brightness, wireless antennas, and even power to the USB/ExpressCard ports. Use the Power Manager to tweak your settings. If you are curious on the results of the X220T click here.
I recommend getting the 6-cell battery, which is available at places like Amazon and goes by the name of X67+. There is a 3-cell battery available, but I wouldn't bother with it as the run-time would be a lot shorter. Don't have regret and get the 6-cell.
If you do want to double your run-time you can also get the 19+ slice battery, which is another 6-cell battery.
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