Battery life

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    Ive been playing with this thing non stop since I got home at 6:00. It was at 75% out of the box and is now at 41% at 11:00. Five hours of straight playing around and it has only dropped that much. Awesome.
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    For me the batterylife is apple's "secret sauce" behind the iPad.
    Being able to use a device all day long without thinking about charging is redefining portablity. It also gives their competitors their biggest challenge.
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    This is nice to here and, something I've always liked about the Ipad. I've sold mine 1st gen and, eagerly awaiting shipment of the new one. I sure miss having it LOL!
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    Coolness. Battery life is, I think, the key hardware reason for the iPad's success.

    Sure, some netbooks claim up to 10 hours as well. But the second you so much as fart, let alone run anything with Flash, you'll be looking for an AC outlet.

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    The ipads battery life is amazing. I love it!
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    I came home last weekend Friday evening from the office with 100% charge. Used it all weekend - surfing, games, email, video, even a bitof GarageBand - right up to Sunday evening, and it was still holding 19%.
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    I streamed Netflix yesterday like a marathon to test the battery. It was 4% after 10hrs and 25mins.
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    Future is nano technology that will give everything huge huge battery life from miniscule units! Cant be long now...

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    If you have seen the internal pics of the iPad, the biggest and most unmissable components are the twin batteries. By comparison the processor board and other peripherals comprise just a small portion of the internal components.

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    One of the reasons why I am getting the Ipad 2. I am tired having my laptop plugged in ALL the time!
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    Being a first time iPad buyer, I've been really impressed with the battery life as well. I'm so used to having to plug the lap top in every few hours to give it a charge, this is an awesome change for me.
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    awesome!!!
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    Heh, I don't even turn on the battery percentage that you can have displayed next to the battery picture like I do on my iPhone. No need to fret over percentages!
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    Using offline stuff with the wifi, bluetooth and especially 3g off help even more .I get better than 8 hours of usage time , mostly using online apps and leave wifi on all the time.I was getting better the first few days until I started using wifi/online and my Zagg mate so much

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    I guess I have to be the one to be the downer here. I had phenomenal battery life with my iPad1. I never had to worry about it. I could use it to my hearts content and by the end of the day I never dropped below 35%, though I did charge at the end of every day). With my iPad2, I am getting down much further. For example yesterday, I watched one movie, did some reading on Flipboard, read on the bus using Kindle, read the Daily during the morning, and in the evening I played a few levels of Rise of Atlantis. This would have been typical usage on my iPad1 and I might have gotten down to 45% on such usage, maybe, on the old iPad. On this one, I got to 22%. Now that may not quite be 0% true, but the pace at which the power meter was going down was enough for me to hold back on how much I used it yesterday.

    So I have to say that so far, the battery life has been my iPad2's biggest weakness so far.
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    Thanks! His name is Spunky!

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    Your right about the battery draining faster than IPad 1. After comparing the two side by side I think I have figured out why. The light sensor keeps the screen much brighter at all times compared to the IPad 1. ATM I have them both sitting side by side, the Ipad1 screen is much dimmer than the IPad2 screen with the screen auto adjustment turned on. Seems they changed the settings in the new model. So I have been manually adjusting the screen brightness.
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    I don't have my 1 to compare it to but yeah, the display kills the battery faster than anything I else I think. But I almost always keep my screen pretty bright. Maybe 75% up and auto-brightness off. I still got 10 plus hours with my Netflix experiment at that setting.
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