Most users have Windows OS on their portable Laptops and as such, it becomes imperative to them to make their battery stretch as far as possible. Fortunately, Windows Is Green; and has great power management schemes.
Manage Power Schemes on your Windows PC
A power plan or power scheme is a collection of hardware and system settings that manages how your computer uses power. Power plans can help you save energy, maximize system performance, or achieve a balance between the two.
Windows Power management scheme typically offers three plans:
- Power Saver
- High Performance
- Balanced: Offers full performance when you need it and saves power during periods of inactivity.
- Power Saver: Saves power by reducing system performance. This plan can help mobile PC users get the most from a single battery charge.
- High Performance: Maximizes system performance and responsiveness. Mobile PC users might notice that their battery doesn’t last as long when using this plan.
When you choose to use the Balanced power plan then you may face performance problems because balanced mode gives your PC performance when you are doing an intensive task and reduces when you are doing a simple task. Logically three different power schemes will affect your mobile device performance. HTC Shift and the Sony TZ notebook and discovered that on both devices the Balanced power setting provides better benchmark numbers than the High-Performance setting.
You can manage your Power Options by clicking on More Power Options. On clicking it, you will be presented with the following window.
It is very easy to configure power options here.
You can also instantly configure additional power settings using the Windows Mobility Center.
Make the Laptop battery last longer
Here are a few easy tips that can help you stretch your battery’s power:
Choose a power plan that saves power. A power plan is a collection of hardware and system settings that control how your mobile PC manages power. These settings include power-saving measures, such as switching to a power-saving state when you aren’t using your mobile PC.
Reduce display brightness. The display can use more power than any other computer hardware; even more than your hard disk and CPU. Although many mobile PCs are equipped with keys to adjust brightness and other display settings, the way you change the display brightness can differ depending on the mobile PC manufacturer. To learn more about how to dim your display, check the information that came with your mobile PC or go to the manufacturer’s website.
Shorten the length of time before Windows turns off the display. When you’re not using the mobile PC, even for brief periods of time; you can save power by having Windows turn off the display after a brief period of inactivity.
The power management technologies in Windows provide platform and processor efficiencies that reduce power consumption and can help lower energy costs. It also provides a better user experience with longer battery life for specific scenarios.