Devices: laptops: how long should a battery charge last?

Self-tutoring about device use: the tutor mentions laptop battery duration between charges.

This laptop, I’m pretty happy with. I got it last summer; it’s got an i5 core, 8GB Ram, etc. I’ve seldom – if ever – seen it flap from overload.

One thing that does surprise me is that, when I’m using it seriously, its unplugged life seems to be only 3-5 hours. Yet, is that bad? I checked at, which says that 1.5 to 4 hours is typical for a laptop. Maybe I should be impressed with this computer’s battery life as well?

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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