I'm a big fan of portability and battery life. I want to take the most out of a single recharge. Any tips to accomplish that?

Things on top of my mind:

  • Voltage reduction (with RMClock, any better software?)
  • Reduce brightness
  • Turning off devices (any software to do that automatically?)

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Which laptop? Most laptops come with software which does a discharge-recharge cycle, that can increase battery performance. Check the website of the laptop manufacturer.

Other things :

  • Disable wireless
  • Do not use the CD/DVD Drive

These settings can be automatically set using Windows power manager.


If you are using Windows Vista, the Vista Battery Saver program can help disable OS features that suck up processing energy that is less than ideal for a computer operating on a limited energy bar.


Probably the biggest battery saver I've when trying to conserve power is to reduce brightness.

In addition - adjust your power settings.

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