Chromebook Review: Battery life pt.1

Well, it’s Sunday and I’ve been playing with my Chromebook off and on over the weekend. My daughter created some drawings in Google Keep last night, I checked my Classroom and updates some assignments, and I’ve tinkered with settings.

The whole time, I haven’t charged my Chromebook. As I type, I’m sitting at 11%. So hard to say what the normal “real life” battery life will be, but so far it’s been very good. That being said, I’m comparing it to my MacBook Pro, which has gotten so far very good battery life. I expect longer life out of this, as it’s a “smaller” machine and doesn’t do quite as much or work quite as hard. But I have to say, so far I’m impressed.

On a side note, this computer has USB-C inputs for charging (and for a data port, I’m assuming), as my MBP does. Thus, I don’t have to take a charger with me anymore to school (I like having it just in case–even IF my MBP does get long battery charges). I can leave my MP charger here, and my Chromebook charger at school. The more we get common adaptors, the better IMHO. I have not experimented on whether both USB-C ports charge (there’s one on the left and one on the right), but once this battery finally runs out, I’ll be sure to check it out and report back here.

Until then, time to play around more! I’ve got lesson plans to prepare for tomorrow with a substitute, so it will be a good chance for me to do that on this device!


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