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Optimizing Battery Life

Now that you've improved your notebook's display by about a gazillion percent, let's turn our attention to your PC's battery life. Because there's nothing more frustrating than having your portable computer go dead in the middle of a cross-country flight (or in the middle of a long meeting!), you know how important it is to squeeze every last second of life out of your PC's battery.

To extend battery life, most portable PCs have special energy-conserving features. Depending on your make and model, your monitor might go blank after a period of inactivity. Or your hard drive might power down. Or your whole PC might go into hibernation.


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