With the recent advent of Ultrabooks and other thin-and-light notebooks has come a spike in the number of laptops with integrated batteries. These may help keep machines nice and trim, but they also leave most users helpless once those batteries begin their slow, agonizing deaths. So, it’s important for people in this day and age to understand the basics of preserving a laptop’s battery life for as long as possible. That’s where NotebookReview comes in.
The NBR team has put a handy guide together on how to improve a laptop’s battery life, and it turns out that some of the most helpful actions one can take are actually pretty simple. Things like exiting out of unused application and Web pages, turning down the display’s brightness to a more reasonable level, activating the battery’s “Power Saver” mode (on a Windows PC), minimizing the amount of wirelessly connected devices, avoiding DVDs and Blu-ray discs, and uninstalling deceptive bloatware can all do wonders for a notebook’s life expectancy, and only require some common sense on the part of the user. But to get a more complete view of the steps one can take to preserve a PC, head on over to Notebook Review’s complete How To guide for improving laptop battery life.