So last night shortly after my wife and I get home we lose power and who knows when it will be back (still wasn't up this morning). Anyway I setup my laptop to watch a dvd durring dinner. I knew the battery life was all that great but dang it barly got through half a movie! I set my vid card settings down to maximum power savings but is there anything else I can look for? I also turned my brightness down a notch or two to save power. I don't ever see my laptop down clocking when on battery like most notebook's do. I use mobmeter and there is no change between AC and battery power. This is a "desktop replacement" class notebook so does that mean it has little to no battery conservation? I don't use it battery very often but I'd like it to last at least through one movie.
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6/10/05 at 10:30am