Laptops battery technology has changed also over the years, going from Nickel Cadmium (NiCad), to Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), to Lithium Ion (Li-ion). Each type of battery has different requirements in care, but there are things you can do to extend how long your battery lasts overall. The length of useful life from laptop batteries depends on many factors. Overall, the amount of time you are able to run the laptop on a full charge, assuming the exact same activity is performed each time, will reduce over time to the point that the machine will die as soon as it is unplugged from the mains. The average life span seems to be about 3 years under normal use. Some ways of extending battery life are:
Laptops have become widely used due to their power and portability. There is still a price premium when comparing feature for feature with an equivalent laptop, but it is offset by the convenience offered by laptops. All laptops and portable systems offer the ability to run on battery power. The run times vary widely from model to model. The battery technology has changed also over the years, going from Nickel Cadmium to Nickel Metal Hydride, to Lithium Ion. Each type of battery has different requirements in care, but there are things you can do to extend the length of time you can run on a single charge.
Laptops are great. They allow computing anywhere, so you can take those long days at the office with you and just keep plugging on right through the night, or into your vacation. Well, wait a minute, you say. Ok. They are very convenient, you must admit. However, because they do travel so much, care must be taken to maximize their life. The following are some important guidelines: