Laptop Tips - Get the Most Out of Your Battery Power

12/04/2011 14:51

Whether you've bought, borrowed or rented your new laptop - chances are you'll be taking it on the go. Laptops have revolutionised the way we think about computing; we no longer have to be chained to the desk from 9 to 5, instead we can be on the couch, at a cafe or even in the park and get our work done.

However, if you're one to always have your laptop with you, chances are you'll be looking to maximise your battery life. There's nothing more frustrating than being in the middle of your work and have the battery power on your machine cut out or go into sleep mode.

When it comes to getting the most out of your portable power - here are some tips:


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Maximising your battery life will help extend your usage, but it's always important to take those extra precautions to ensure you don't lose your work, in case you do run out of power. Backup your work on an external hard drive or take advantage of the free online data back-up that you get with some laptop rental agreements. Invest in an extra battery pack and keep it charged if you're going to be away for awhile or if you'll be presenting at a conference or meeting.