Hi I'm not getting good battery life around 5-6 hours with basic usage. When advertised battery is up to 16 hours for low brightness video which I'm not touching. I want to be able to optimise the laptop for me as do so many other people. Would it be possible to add support for programs such as throttle stop, intel XTU and add options for the efficiency cores to be undervolted in BIOS as well, because it is limited to power cores at the mean time. This would make using this laptop as perfect as I bought if for the battery life for University to ensure I don't need to carry a charger but i'm finding on longer days it won't last, my model is the I7 1260p.
Thanks so much, keen to hear more, as this would be a huge QOL fix.
ak202, Thank you for posting in the Intel® Communities Support.
For this scenario, regarding undervolting the processor, it is important to mention that altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications.
In reference to Intel® XTU, it is important to mention that the tool was designed to work with Intel® unlocked processors, those are the ones where the model ends with a K or X, so it is very unlikely that the application will eventually become compatible with the Intel® Core™ i7-1260P processor. Please check the supported processor in the following link:
Still, for Intel® all the comments provided by all of our clients are very important. For that reason, I will send your suggestions to the proper department for them to be aware of your observations and remarks in order to keep improving the customer's experience while using Intel® products.
In regards to the problem with the battery, that could be a hardware issue. Most of the stores have a 30-day warranty policy, so, if you just bought the laptop we recommend to get contact with the place of purchase to claim the warranty on it.
Any questions, please let me know.
Intel Customer Support Technician