Battery wear on new Asus laptop

Shan93

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Hi there!

So I recently purchased a new Asus Laptop, model number N550JK.

It's an incredible laptop, the display is great, the power, the speed, the touchpad and the looks. However when I bought the laptop, I put in my own SSD and reinstalled windows 8.1. When I did that, I also installed the Paid version of BatteryBar Pro which is good for estimating battery usage.

Anyhow, I noticed, right away, that the wear was at around 2% on the first day, purchased on friday evening (from posting this, it is 10PM monday night. The next day the battery wear was around 4.2% and the following morning atound 5%. So I decided to do recalibrate, run the battery down to 0% and then change back to 100%. When I did that, the wear went from 5% to 4.2%, so not great.

Today, I spent all day at UNI, came home, plugged laptop in as it was almost dead. It is now showing 6.1% wear.

Is this normal? I had a HP laptop (to which I returned and got this due to many, many issues) and it showed 0% wear over a month. This has 6.1% (fluctuating though) over the period of 3 days.

Am I just paranoid? Or is the battery really faulty and I should call to get a replacement.

Is there anyway I can test it myself? Would removing the battery drivers help? Or anything else I can try.

Cheers!
 

Shan93

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Why would I discharge to 10%? I haven't heard anything about that or any advantage with doing that. I simply plug my laptop I'm where I can, like I've done with my other laptops previously.
 

Shan93

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Oh I see, yeah I dont leave it plugged in all the time, I charge it until its 100% and remove it. But still, this should not get me 6% wear in less than a week, that's ridiculous.

So does no one know what I can do about the battery wear?
 

Shan93

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Battery wear is now showing 6.6%, could it be a faulty then?

And nothing resource intensive. I play no games, the battery profile used is always power saving, with 50% CPU the max. Only use it for uni, for word documents, lecture slides, occasional videos and general internet browsing.
 
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