Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 22:18 UTC
Editorial Your computer is an important energy consumer in your home. Can you save energy when using it? This article offers a few tips.
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RE[2]: More tips
by spiderman on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 09:13 UTC in reply to "RE: More tips"
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Well, it does not matter how clever the software is. Charging the battery costs energy, always. If you use it, when traveling for instance, you need it. But if your laptop is always plugged, just remove it. The ratio of energy consumed vs energy stored is insanely low. And you store it for nothing, it will dissipate in heat, and not so slowly.

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RE[3]: More tips
by zima on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 09:33 in reply to "RE[2]: More tips"
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But that's the thing, "smart" software can be set in such scenario to essentially not use the battery

Yes, when kept in warmer environment of a laptop it will dissipate slightly faster; overall being recharged more; but nothing too dramatic. Especially versus the perks of built-in UPS (and I write it especially from the point of view of "average user" who seems to have a hard time protecting (saving data, for example) against sudden power loss, and we are supposed to "get their data back" after the fact...)

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