Re: Laptop Basics / Mobility
As well as optimising your laptop, buying a larger capacity battery is a good way of increasing run time, but at the cost of adding weight. Remember that over time, your notebook battery's useful life decreases, so it's wise to buy a new battery of the same or higher capacity after 1 to 1.5 years time if battery life is of importance.
I use my laptop on the go a lot, especially at uni. Personally, I prefer to hibernate my laptop. So far, I haven't experienced any Hibernation issues on my previous of current laptop and I can benefit from zero power usage while having my session saved.
On an important note, remember to save your files before you put your system in standby or hibernate.
|Desktop PC| |Macbook Air 13" (Mid 2013)|
|Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)| |AMD FX 4100 Black Edition 3.6 GHz @ 4.0 GHz OC| |Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 PRO| |Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Super Overclock 1GB| |ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard| |Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD SATA III HDD| |Kingston HyperX 8GB PC3-14900 DDR3-1866| |OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU| |NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX Case|