Tips to maximize Dell battery life, Help Your Battery Live Longer!

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11/09/2012 10:26
Tips to maximize Dell battery life, Help Your
Battery Live Longer!
Source from: www.dell .com
We doubt anyone expects a laptop with a
screen of 16 inches and larger to have an
Editor from: www.battery-fast.com
amazing battery life in the first place, sim-
ply because these types of machines are so
It's happened to most of us: we get in the car, turn
heavy that they're never likely to migrate
the key and...click! You're stranded, thanks to a dead
beyond your desk and wall outlet.
battery. The fact is, ALL rechargeable batteries even-
* Size matters: The Toshiba A505 managed
tually lose their ability to hold a charge.
an impressive 4 hours and 28 minutes away
from a power outlet, but at the cost of a
Don't get stranded. Maintain the freedom of mobility
massive 12-cell battery that sticks out like
you get from your DellTM laptop. When you notice
a giant kickstand from the bottom of the
your laptop battery discharging more rapidly, pur-
system. If all laptops had batteries this big,
chase a replacement. Use the links at right to find
we'd see longer life everywhere-but they'd
the Dell battery you need.
be much less portable.
* Low-voltage processors help achieve bet-
l
There are a number of factors that can impact the
ter battery life:The Dell has great battery
run time of your battery. Here are some tips to help
life for a 13-incher, but uses an ultralow-
maximize run time with your laptop:
voltage, less powerful AMD processor. The
same case applies to the Gateway EC5809u,
* Utilize QuickSet* power schemes to custo-
which has a large 15-inch screen but a Core
mize your power consumption
2 Duo ULV CPU.
* Turn off Presentation Mode by using Quick-
* MacBooks lead the charts: This is due, in
Set
large part, to current MacBook Pros having
* Turn off wireless by using the Fn+F2 keys or
extremely large, but non-removable, batte-
QuickSet
ries. The new 13-inch MacBook and Mac-
* Reduce screen brightness by using Fn+ the
Book Pro also chose to stay with Core 2 Duo
up and down arrows
CPUs over Core i3/i5 processors, which also
* Remove external peripherals such as PC
may have helped battery life somewhat.
cards and USB devices when not in use
* Netbooks last longer than anything (ex-
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* Perform high power tasks such as gaming,
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DVD playing and data analysis, while
are really one of the best reasons to consi-
connected to AC power source
der a low-cost, low-power, small-screened
* For more information on battery run times
Netbook. Though new Atom processors
and benchmarks, the white paper.
have boosted battery scores even further,
some Netbooks do last longer than others.
Battery Life in Portable Computers:
* Also worth checking out: One in-betwee-
ner that merits serious consideration for
* You may not need extra-long battery life:
long battery life is the Lenovo ThinkPad
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iblog.at
11/09/2012 10:26
Tips to maximize Dell battery life, Help Your Battery Live Longer!
X201, a 12-inch Core i5 ultraportable that
netted a hair under 7 hours of battery life in
our tests.
What do you think? Is battery life the most important
metric for a laptop? How much battery life do you
need? Let us know what you think in the comments
section below.
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