More Battery Life In 7 Steps: Must Read For Road Warriors

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Battery Charge IconI bought a Dell Vostro 130 last year and it’s a lovely machine. Only problem is that battery life is not that long. What you gain in lightness (it’s like 2 or 3 lbs) you lose in other things – like shorter battery life. I was helping a friend of mine their with new Toshiba Portege (not sure the model) and it’s battery life appears to be a little bit longer, but it’s a bit heaver as it has a built in CD-ROM/DVD drive. Sigh…what to do.

HP offers 7 tips for keeping your batter life running much longer:

  • Avoid multi-tasking.
  • Turn down the lights and the heat.
  • Optimize the power.
  • Defragment your computer regularly.
  • Become a minimalist.
  • Go into hibernation.
  • Baby your battery

Read HP’s full blog post here.

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