Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Where do you use laptop on battery?


01 Jun 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet
 
 
Where do you use laptop on battery?

I realize that I'm in the minority here but I've personally never understood why people put so much emphasis on battery life in a laptop. I've owned about a dozen laptops over the years and probably only used all of them put together on battery for about 10 hours total. I can't think of anywhere I would take my laptop that there isn't a plug nearby and, if there's a plug, I will use it rather than the battery. When traveling in my RV, I use an inverter and on a plane, I use an adapter for power.

Anybody else out there feel the way I do?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64
 
 

At the kitchen table on weekday mornings, about 20 minutes a pop. I plug in the charger on Sunday night so I'm ready to go for another week.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2010   #3

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

once a week i let my lappys run on batteries till they die ,it pays in the long run to have at least a monthly charge/discharge cycle
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


01 Jun 2010   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
once a week i let my lappys run on batteries till they die ,it pays in the long run to have at least a monthly charge/discharge cycle
It also pays to sometimes go into the setup screen before windows boots up and leave it until the screen fades away to nothing. Then you know the battery is full discharged. When Windows shuts down through lack of battery power it will still have about 8% charge left. It never goes down completely.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
When traveling in my RV, I use an inverter and on a plane, I use an adapter for power.
Must be nice to fly first class!
Back in coach we don't get power outlets, so the only place I use the battery is on a plane.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

I use battery almost daily. I see no reason why I should take the charger always with me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2010   #7

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I use battery almost daily. I see no reason why I should take the charger always with me.
+1

my laptop has wireless networking, so i don't need to plug it in to a router to get online.

my laptop also has a battery, so i don't need to plug it in to the wall to get power.

having a laptop without a battery is a bit like having a mobile phone permanently plugged into the charger.

also i often travel across the country by train, and sadly in the uk, the power sockets aren't always on, nor easily accessible.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have a docking station at work for my laptop and I have to take it home with me every night in case I have to login remotely. I always run on battery at home at night. My Dell E6400 usually lasts a solid 5+ hours on battery....so that handles everything I need at home during the evenings.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

College campus. Classrooms don't always have power outlets, and if they do, they are not conveniently placed. Also, a big power cord is a pain to lug around all day in a backpack full of books. Two-hour battery life turns out to be pretty useless...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 64x
 
 

I use the battery when I am too lazy to plug it in when just checking email. If I ever need battery life for any reason I will pick up a $150 to $200 netbook.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Where do you use laptop on battery?




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Where do you use laptop on battery?
Thread Forum
My laptop running on BATTERY and giving error 'No battery detected' General Discussion
Laptop and its battery? Performance & Maintenance
battery laptop Chillout Room
Laptop Operates Like There Is No Battery In It Hardware & Devices
Laptop Battery General Discussion
Laptop battery Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:24 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33