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Windows 10 Laptop Use

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by BGBG, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. BGBG

    BGBG Registered Members

    Dec 11, 2014
    Operating System:
    Windows 7
    Do I remember the advice was to run it on battery unplugged and once a week perhaps run it or leave it plugged in to charge? Instead of always plugged in? I think to help battery last longer than with constant charging while always plugged in.
  2. plodr

    plodr CHF Advisor CHF Advisers

    May 31, 2017
    Operating System:
    Windows 7
    The jury is still out on letting it plugged in all the time or not.

    We have always let our laptops and netbooks plugged in, except during severe weather. I have not noticed that the battery life has suffered. (Posts seem to suggest that a battery will last between 2 and 5 years).
    An HP laptop had a battery that lasted more than 5 years.
    My eeepc, bought in 2008 still can run about an hour on battery. I think it was about 3 hours when new.
    We replaced the battery in an Acer aspire purchased in 2011 in 2017.

    I wouldn't advise letting the battery run down until the laptop turns off. I've read that charging at about 40% - 50% is better than waiting until it drops to close to 2%.
    Xhadex likes this.

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