Battery Tests on a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 Running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Published January 24, 2019 • Updated February 2, 2019


The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 has pretty good battery life, but most battery tests are performed running Windows. In an effort to get a baseline of how the battery performs running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, I will be documenting some various, real world battery tests that I come up with. There will not be anything too scientific here. I will update this post with more tests as I complete them.

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Clean Install of Windows 10, Drivers, and Utilities on an MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

Published July 8, 2018 • Updated January 13, 2019


I recently purchased an MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RE, and I immediately wanted to do a clean install of Windows 10. The reasons for wanting to do a clean install of Windows 10 are threefold:

  1. Have a better understanding of what is installed on my computer
  2. Remove the bloatware that usually comes pre-installed on Windows computers
  3. Reclaim storage space by removing the data and recovery partitions setup by the manufacturer

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