I’ve been in a MCT Conference this week in Sydney getting the lowdown on Windows Server 2008. I’m using my new laptop and trying to see just how much life I can get from the battery. Yesterday I got about 6 hours out of it and that was with about 4 hours of using my Vodafone VMC card too. So here’s a few tips so far on how to get battery life from it when your at a conference.
Not bad – let’s see how it goes through the day.
Tip #1 – turn the backlight down to minimal brightness – most people don’t need it up bright – the room lights are normally down low so a minimal level of brightness works well and helps extend battery life AND gives you more privacy from those around you.
Tip #2 – Turn off the wireless if you don’t need it. This seems to save quite a bit – maybe an extra hour if the above screens are to be taken seriously.
More tips later today!