Killafornia, 4 USB ports should be enough. If you're not using at least one of them, use the USB port for the mouse; that reduces the chances of breaking the PS/2 port if the cable/adapter gest caught in something.
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9/20/03 at 6:12pm
|Dual Battery: Ok well I finally put the secondary battery fresh from the bubble package and I got roughly 2 hours 43 minutes. After cycling it the batteries both showed improvement and I this time I got 2:52. Fully charging both the batteries took about 4:55 to 5 hours while the lappy was off. (All this being done with the default settings and just surfing the internet, listening to music and talking on IM)|
|Originally posted by mmarkin
Based on my observations, those options are no longer in the BIOS. Apparently Clevo gave the control of the power management completely to the OS. This is sort of a disappointment.
|Originally posted by infamous_pb
I am really considering a 5680 except no one has told me how long the dual batteries will last when running the CPU at 50%.
If you cant have it automatically set to 50% when using the DC forget about it.
|Originally posted by Killafornia
Supposedly with the new bios...there is no option to adjust the power to 50% as posted earlier by mmarkin, while the the lappy is on dual battery mode it automatically adjusts itself to preserve battery life.....other things you can do yourself to help the battery is to dim the brightness, turn off the sound, use as little resources as possible except for what your doing - that's what i can think of right now....but if im wrong or if anyone can expand on this, do speak up.......on another note i got about 2:52 with normal usage on the 2 batteries if you didnt catch that in my review.