Power Consumption Of A Laptop

Laptop power consumption.


No surprises there but an education post all the same from the Windows 7 team blog that includes some quick tips…some obvious but some perhaps less so

Quick tips: The easiest way to save power on a desktop PC is reduce the display idle timeout to something very aggressive, such as 2 or 5 minutes. If you have a screen saver enabled, disable it to allow the display to turn off. On a mobile PC, the easiest way to extend battery life is to reduce the brightness of the display in addition.  Also note that many of the new all-in-one machines use laptop components and thus from a power management perspective look like laptops.

a quick tip, the disk cleanup wizard, or powercfg –hibernate off, can remove the disk space pre-allocated to hibernate

As always, an educational read from Steven’s boys.

Comments (2)

  1. northerngeek says:

    That’s interesting- would the results be any different if the displays were backlit differently?

    I must say I appreciate Microsoft’s efforts in Win7 to increase battery at an OS/software level (something to do with lowering the clocks resolution IIRC), it’s something I hardly think about but it does make a world of difference.

  2. Tamlyn says:

    I believe OLED screens consume less power but I don’t know how much less. They’re also lighter, brighter, thinner and all round better IMO.

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