A laptop is also referred to as a notebook computer. It is a portable small personal computer. Laptops are used in different fields such as in education, at work, at home, and for personal media. A laptop combines all the components, outputs, inputs, and capabilities of the regular desktop computer, including the small speakers, the display screen, a keyboard, a processor, and memory. The modern laptops have integrated and inbuilt webcams and microphones. Laptops are powered by an either an internal battery or by use of external power supply. An AC adapter provides the external power.
Tips you would apply to increase the shelf life of your laptop battery.
Reduce the brightness of your screen
Just like with any other electronic device including a smartphone, you are advised to lower the screen brightness of your laptop. When the battery condition is poor, your screen brightness should be lowered to the minimum. Modern laptop screens have LEDs which provides backlighting thus consuming very little power.
Battery save mood
Most laptops have enhanced battery save mood which is very economical when it comes to power consumption. This enables the hard disks and processor to consume less power by lowering their performance. This helps to lengthen the battery life.
Lower the resolution
High-resolution screen consumes a lot of the battery power per unit time. Lowering the screen’s resolution is one of the most efficient ways of decreasing the power consumption.
Close unnecessary processes and applications
Software consumes power just like the hardware. Therefore, you should close any programs which might be operating in the background. These background programs include the processes related to video players, music services, and cloud services.
Never use a laptop on your blanket, bed or pillow. This reduces the chances of damaging the internal components, the battery, and excessive heating and shortens the life of your battery. Your laptop should be placed on a relatively hard
surface such as a table or desk. A portable lapdesk can help in case you feel lazy moving to your desk.Accumulation of debris and dust on the ventilation holes, air vents, and fans blocks heat loss from your laptop leading to overheating. You should, therefore, blow out any specks of dust and debris from the vents by use of compressed air.
This is beneficial to your battery and improving the performance of your laptop.Switching off the backlights of your keyboard helps to increase the battery life too since it reduces the power consumption.