Is the battery life stated online at "Max load" or just whatever kinda work.

broidk

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So I am going to college next year and need my self a laptop, and I will also be majoring in computer science so I will probably need it more than others. This also means I need a slightly beefier computer than someone who is majoring in english lol. So I have been looking at the Asus G752VS because it has everything I could want (Big screen, i7(I actuall need an i7 not just want), a great graphics card, larger screen) in a computer, at a relatively decent price at $1,600. But it says the battery life is like 5 hours. Now I have never owned a laptop(Only built a desktop) and was wondering what these figures could mean, like if I am in class searching something, am I only gonna have 5 hours of that or is it I am going to have somewhere around 5 hours of playing battlefield 1. Also if you think my choice of computer is kinda not great maybe throw a reccomendation in there that's possibly around the $1,300 mark with those specs up there in mind! also 16gb of ram is needed
 

jaguarskx

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The stated battery life is always the best possible battery life under "optimal conditions" where very little is being done. Actually battery life depends on what you do, but realistically at best it would be 80% of what the manufacture claims. The exception are Macbooks, based on reviews it seems that the stated battery life is actually close to actual battery life when doing normal daily tasks that are not CPU demanding.

 

rvilkman

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It's probably a usual light use case which has the up to 5 hours. The best you can usually expect with gaming is something in the range of 1-2h
Looking at some reviews it lists browsing at a bit over 4 hours, video playback at about 2 hours and gaming just over 1 hour.
 

CelicaGT

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I have one of these, i7, GTX1070, 16 gigs RAM and a 250 gig SSD. Expect 5 hours sitting on the table while it quietly contemplates it's existence, about 45 minutes to an hour destroying whatever game you choose. Create a custom display profile for a 60Hz (vs 75 Hz. with Gsync you'll barely notice) refresh rate to reduce heat and load during gaming, I have not retested battery life this way but I expect it to help during graphical tasks. FYI all manufacturers claims are based on an (arbitrary) load such as web browsing, watching movies, sitting there doing nothing....take it all with a grain of salt.

(edit) To add, great rig but not portable..there is only like one or two bags on the market this will fit in. Seriously it is a beast, also any gaming laptop will have abysmal battery life, especially those with Gsync as they are unable to leverage the integrated graphics.
 

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Well alright then lol. One thing is ima have a hard time edjusting to the refresh rate. I currently have a benq with 144hz that I leave it on all the time and when I go to 60hz for whatever reason it's like eye suicide xD. Is this laptop noticibley heavy(I know it said like 15lbs), Would you reccomend it to be able to move around from class to class and doing work on during the day?
 

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See my edited post about portability..

 

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Alright haha, thanks!
 

jaguarskx

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The stated battery life is always the best possible battery life under "optimal conditions" where very little is being done. Actually battery life depends on what you do, but realistically at best it would be 80% of what the manufacture claims. The exception are Macbooks, based on reviews it seems that the stated battery life is actually close to actual battery life when doing normal daily tasks that are not CPU demanding.

 
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