Mobile computing has become more and more commonplace as technology has evolved to the point where we can take our work and internet access with us where ever we go. Everyone from business people to college students to the average family have a laptop or two in their possession. These devices make it possible to have not only our work, but also our pictures, music, and videos with us where ever we go. A side effect of all of this portability is the increased demands placed on a laptop computer’s battery move.
Eventually, every laptop battery will degrade to the point where it needs to be replaced.
Of course, this does not mean that there are not a few things that can be done to increase the battery’s overall longevity. One of the easiest things to do in order to conserve power and enjoy a longer battery life as well as more time between charges is to turn off some of the features that may be running in the background. Many users are not even aware that some programs may be running when they are not needed. The easiest way to check is to open your computer’s task manager and end any tasks that are not needed.