How to Prolong Battery Life in Your Laptop
Part of the Laptops All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet
So you're almost done with a huge report, and your laptop battery is about to die. Prolong the life of your laptop battery to avoid the stress Keeping your machine cool and working on a single task lengthens the life of your laptop battery. Consider these other energy-savers:
If you're not using a device, turn it off.
Avoid unnecessarily using the hard drive.
Don't play a music CD while you work.
Don't use external devices that draw power from the laptop battery.
Stay away from high heat.
Make sure the cooling vents aren't blocked.
Turn down the light.
Avoid multitasking, which is hard on your microprocessor.
Be aware of the varying demands of different software.
Understand the difference between Hibernate and Standby (or Suspend).