Sunday, September 23, 2007

Quick hitters mainly on battery and such

I noticed that overnight, even if I turn it off (not hibernate) it seems to wake up at 95% or 96% in the morning. I don't know if it wakes up at 3am regardless and looks for Microsoft updates. I'll check and turn them off (if Microsoft lets me) and see what happens. This is a LiIon battery, not a NiMH or NiCad after all! Update: But this may also be the energy used up simply to boot up the computer again, since turning it off or hibernating essentially turns the machine off. Hibernation goes even further since it saves and restores your current state of affairs. So that could be the answer as well.

I continue to have the laptop cooler virtually glued to the computer. I do not know how much energy it uses, but when connected to AC it's a non-issue.

With hibernation instead of sleeping I have not noticed any of the occasional screen squishing

Oh yes, this is almost two months since I got it, so expect my "two month after" review recap in the next few days :-)

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