On my laptop, when I press the Fn keys that dim the screen - is Windows doing the dimming, or the hardware? Are if it is the hardware, would using software to dim it further improve battery life?
So, is this true? Screensavers with graphics and sound effects will drain the power more quickly, whereas a blank screen will conserve power. And if it is true, how much more battery power/time ...
Do you think that a laptop consume less power when the color displayed on the screen is darker ? (And even less when the color is totally black) ? I don't mean reducing the brightness or contrast ...
Since I'm blind and use screen reading software I don't need to use my laptop's monitor and it's nothing but a battery drain. Is there a way to turn off the monitor on a del Vostro 1500 laptop while ...