LiveBrianD, on 21 November 2012 - 05:12 PM, said:
I'm not worried about it being dead (about 13-14% wear now, after almost 1.5 years, without limiting the charge). I'm just worried about having less capacity later, if I actually need to use all of it. (which isn't all that often, admittedly) The thing is, I'll almost certainly get a new machine 2 years from now, when I got to college, but I'll probably want to keep the x120e around anyway as a spare machine. On a side note, a friend's HP laptop (I think 2 years old) apparently has 75% battery wear on it, and Windows is telling him to consider replacing the battery. (seriously) Granted, that's a cheap consumer HP, and I don't think he's calibrated the battery, but that's still a bit nasty.
Say, how old is the x100e now, and how much wear do you have on it? How often do you use the battery?
I don't use it at all any more due to a mishap with some mountain dew... It took forever to clean it out. Sadly, one of the very important surface clips (for the display of course) broke when trying to put it back together (very fragile btw) and I never got around to replacing that idiot clip.
A 13% wear after 1 year + isn't bad. I wouldn't worry too much. Statistically speaking, that is on the low end. As for the HP, remember that they run intentionally hot from the factory, hence the short battery life.