I am surprised as I thought the 'sleep mode' was actually supposed to preserve charge? I prefer the Samsung Chromebook, and I also gathered the battery life is longer than its counterpart Acer.Thank you! That answered my question nicely. I wonder why sleep mode uses up the charge. Does it have an option to hibernate instead of going into sleep mode?
My experience has been quite the opposite. If mine consumes any battery at all in sleep mode, I can't detect it. Some time when I am not going to use it for a couple days, I will have to monitor it more closely, but I never power down my Samsung...just close the lid and forget it.Samsung battery life is good, except when in sleep mode. Seems to lose energy very quickly.
Wow, is that not amazing. I have an Acer netbook and can swear, I have never seen it go past 6 hours. Yours is a CB worth checking out.Update to my previous post: I use my CB pretty steadily, so it doesn't sit idle for very long. My impression was that there was very little battery drain while powered on, but in sleep mode. I decided to force myself to take a break from it yesterday and measure the battery drain. The result: In 16 hours of sleep mode, the battery dropped from 100% to 94%. So, it isn't as small a drain as I thought...about 9% a day, if one can reliably extrapolate it out that far. Normally, if I weren't going to use it for more than a day, I would power it off anyway.