Laptop question please

I have gone from a desktop to a laptop. Is it necessary to turn the laptop off at the end of the day or can I just close the lid and recharge as and when necessary. I used to leave the desktop on and let it go to sleep and just turn if off and on once a week. Thanks.

geek_franny8, Jun 17, 7:49 am

Closing the lid is fine.

Charge when necessary but ideally before the battery gets too low (below ~15%).

geek_suicidemonkey, Jun 17, 9:43 am

Depends on Power Scheme settings. If it's set for maximum economy, then your Laptop may not be performing as well on battery than on power. CPU can be throttled down and screen brightness reduced. Also whether the lid switch is set to shut down, sleep or hibernate will make a difference to start up speed when you open it up again. It's a matter of finding what suits you and then configuring the laptop to meet those needs, not the other way around.

geek_d.snell, Jun 17, 1:01 pm


geek_franny8, Aug 12, 5:03 pm

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