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August 5, 2011
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Sample Tips for Longer-Lasting Laptop
fcase. If the laptop fails to go to sleep (and let's face
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it -- sleep glitches are common), then the laptop can
get crazy hot in an enclosed space. You can almost
smell the loss of battery longevity.
Recondition your battery regularly. Most laptop
manufacturers (except Apple) don't generally tell
you about this, but a simple process known as re-
conditioning (or occasionally, recalibrating) can
breathe new life into your laptop battery and add
capacity back. To do that, turn off your screen saver
and any other power management tools which put
your PC to sleep. Fully charge the laptop, and then
let it run all the way down -- right until it powers
down due to lack of juice. Then charge it back up
again and restore your power management stuff. Do
this every few months (such as three times a year).
Hardware budgets are feeling the pinch of our tepid
economy, and many companies are making em-
ployees use their laptops longer. If you are starting
to tell your folks to keep plugging along with their
laptops for four or five years instead of just three,
you might be running into an unexpected expense:
dead laptop batteries.
Well, to be fair, your laptop's batteries probably
aren't completely dead. But since Lithium Ion bat-
teries tend to lose about 20% of their capacity each
year, a typical three-year-old laptop might only get
about an hour or so on a charge, which might not
even get your folks through an entire meeting. Here
are four simple tips to forestall the day that you need
to replace those batteries:
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. Heat is the primary killer of batteries.
Start with a super-sized battery. When you pur-
Tell your employees to be careful not to let their
chase your next round of laptops, upgrade to the
laptops overheat. One common way that happens
extended-life battery. Not only will it give you signifi-
is packing a running laptop into a backpack or brie-
cantly longer runtime to start with -- great for road
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August 5, 2011
Sample Tips for Longer-Lasting Laptop Batteries | Battery Technology
warriors and anyone else who works away from
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the office a lot -- but the inevitable loss of battery
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life will have a less pronounced effect. The added
cost of the larger batteries is worth the investment,
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because they end up lasting significantly longer.
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Remove it when you're not using it. When you lea-
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ve your laptop plugged in at your desk all day every
day, the battery never gets a chance to discharge and
Transparent iPhone Is Not A Dream, Stanford re-
recharge -- which is critical to its long-term health.
searchers invent transparent li-ion battery
Thankfully, there's a simple solution: Remove the
battery. As long as your laptop is connected to AC
Buying Guide: MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro: Which
power, the battery isn't necessary; it'll run without
Apple 13-incher should you buy?
it. Just remember to pop it back in before you take
your laptop on the go.
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