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So I realize the batteries on these are not user replaceable. I know laptop batteries have issues of possibly only lasting a year, at which time you would need to have it plugged in all the time or replace the battery. Our non-profit is considering implementing these in our group homes. They would be used daily, and without being plugged in. They would be plugging in every night for charging. What we need to know is how long would these units last being used like that? Would the battery be able to hold a charge after a couple of years? After 5 years? I haven't read this figure any where, we're just looking for what the manufactures are expecting.
 

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I read somewhere that Chromebooks are expected to last 1,000 charge cycles. I'm on my phone right now so I can't confirm this with a link, but I'm pretty sure that's what I read.
 

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So if I plug it in every night to charge it, does this mean I could do that 1,000 times, thus 1,000 days and it would last just under 3 years then? And I am correct that the battery is not user replaceable correct? So then around the 3 year mark the whole unit would need to be replaced?
 

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Yea it's 1000 charges which is more than enough. 3 years battery life is awesome.

But what about when you run various applications, browser open to a handful of pages with some streaming going on. Just like a smartphone that will kill the charge on the battery faster. Which makes me wonder if the battery life per charge on the Chromebook will go away faster with more things running....

If this is the case you will be charging the Chrome book a lot and that life span will be short, 2 years maybe?
 

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The battery lifespan being 2-3 years would be no big deal, provided said battery could be replaced. For the purpose we would be using them for, being tethered to an ac adapter will not work.
 

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What keeps the chromebooks from having a comparable battery life to the iPad2?

I like the idea of the chromebook, but it would be much better to have a 12 hour battery. After all, the iPad2 can also function on the cloud.
 

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Poor Battery Life

Are we suppose to throw our Chromebook away when the battery dies. I've had mine less than a year and it seems to have died. Do you think they could have posted this somewhere before we purchased them?:( Also, nothing in the manual stating anything about the battery (that I found). What a rip off.
 

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Hi , i just signed up & this is my first post . I just purchased a HP chromebook 14 , and looking on the internet for information about it , i found the HP chromebook manual . it shows all the parts including internal parts for the chromebook . also part # of every part that makes up the chromebook, incase you need to repair it. so im sure most people could change the battery out . it doesnt look that hard , atleast on the HP 14 chromebook . Bob
 

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I've heard it said...

I've heard it said, or read about it at some stage, that with these types of batteries, it suits them better if they are charged to a full status (from near empty) each time, instead of keeping them constantly on the end of an electrical connection...

How true or otherwise this information might be, I've no idea, but it's a principle I adhere to with my Acer c720...


I've also found it interesting, that the reference to the charge level (that can be seen bottom right-hand corner of the screen) does vary somewhat in it's estimation of what battery life expectancy remains... I've seen mine at an extraordinary 13.5 hours remaining, when by all accounts, it should only be 8 hours... As for charging, I do that when the remaining percentage rate drops to around 10% ~ or even less...

The other thing I tend not to do, is switch the Chromebook off... The preference being, to simply close the lid so that the next time it's raised, I'm right back where I left off: no matter what I was doing at that time without there having been any loss of 'life expectancy'... Even music (being played on Amazon cloud) has been retained at its previous, symphonic note, which (on a lighter level) proves that time can be made to stand still...

I don't think a day goes by, without I discover another interesting feature (of one description or another) that makes this little machine a purchase that has been more worthwhile, than any other, made in the past several years... Top marks to to Google ~ and the astonishing Chromebook...
 
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