question for someone that uses a laptop
Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:53 AM
Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:36 AM
You can also shut down from the start menu...although I don't know where that is in Windows 8.
Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:45 AM
Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:32 AM
Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:39 AM
One thing I have noticed is that this area of disk is a lot bigger than the ram it saves, I don't know why, but my machine has 2 gig of ram and windows uses 3.5 gig for hibernation.
Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:15 PM
I think I'll do that, then. I'm just leaving it plugged in because I'm using it as a mini desktop.
Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:35 PM
Posted 17 March 2013 - 01:32 PM
I haven't checked boot up, but sleep for me uses .7 watts. It surfs at about 15 watts. Boot up is pretty fast, but somewhat intensive, but it's a little hard to believe that could compensate for a constant drain of .7 watts. I'll have to do a time study and see one of these days. The trouble is my killawatt ends up in a dark corner in a mass of cords, so it's a little hard to read. I'm going to have a good clean up after I get an enclosure for the hard drive. It's definitely an incidental cost if it's plugged in all the time. I guess I would think about it if I was carrying it and I could stretch a charge into 2 days or something. I don't think that could happen with this one. That battery doesn't look very big to me. I did take it out. Best not to lose capacity in case I have a power failure. I'm probably only going to save 3 or 4 dollars a month, but I like using the least amount of power possible, within reason.
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