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    Balanced vs power saving mode and battery life

    Will battery life be much shorter using balanced mode instead of power saving mode ?
    We browsing, pdf reading etc. kind of activity.



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    The four biggest battery drains on these devices are (in no particular order):

    Screen (especially on the IPS+ when set to max)
    WiFi
    Bluetooth
    GPS

    The battery modes limit the processor.
    Normal - 1.3 GHz max CPU speed
    Balanced - 1.2 GHz max CPU speed
    Power Save - 0.8 GHz max CPU speed

    You will have slightly extended battery life, but I bet it is not that noticable.

    On my TF101 (default clock speed of 1 GHz) and have it overclocked to 1.4 GHz and have not noticed any major difference in battery life (maybe 15 instead of 16 hours). Even setting it to max clock of 0.4 GHz (which it runs most apps really really laggy) does not do much for extending the battery life.

    Best advice is to keep the screen as dim as you can handle it and that will do the best at extending your battery life.


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    Interesting question as I am in the process of developing a post that will address all the power saving/wasting possibilities on the Prime. So far the answer is yes, power saving mode will make a decent difference. BUT, it really seems to be best suited for doing word processing and spreadsheets, very light duty things. If for some reason things seem to bog down it's a very simple matter of popping up the panel in the lower right corner and changing the mode on the fly.

    In the end you may need to decide what works best for you. The power saving mode will do just that -- though I haven't experimented enough to tell you by how much. It has been noticeable.

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    Has anyone seen a good app for monitoring the multiple cores/clock speeds and when the 5th core kicks in? I've been using my prime as an e-reader and I'd like to see if I can force it onto the 5th core.

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    ^ kind of. I have an app called CPU spy I saw it in the asus apps section and it seems ok. Try it out z
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    OS Monitor and CPU Spy are both good. The 5th core doesn't actually kick in, it's the default, (max. power saving), core, the other 4 kick in as needed.

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    You have no control over how the 5th core gets used that I know of, maybe when someone gets to Digg into the kernel they can find it, but once you Max the companion core out one of the full speed cores will kick in.

    I have noticed power save makes the screen change brightness more aggressively than the other modes, pay close attention and you can see it changing brightness depending on what is on the screen.

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