Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Extend your notebook battery life
In case of Lenovo, the settings to extend your battery's lifespan while connected to the mains is under 'Maintenance' of the batter settings. Here you normally would find two options, either 'Always fully charge' or 'Optimize for battery lifespan'. Choose the latter one. This will probably stop charging the battery around 50% even while connected to a power outlet, thus preserving the battery under the best condition. I only found this out recently when my notebook notified me that I might want to get a new battery. Now I only get about 45 minutes instead of the 90 minutes when it was new. Yeah I know what you're saying, even 90 minutes is pretty lame. The 9 hour battery life of the macbook air is one of the reasons that make it one of the best notebook currently available imho.