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Re: Buying a Laptop

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:38 pm

oh and for those of you who keep killing the battery life, follow these rules:

once the battery is done charging, unplug the AC adapter. if you keep recharging the battery, it's gonna wear down the battery and lose its charge capacity. i see too many people doing this with their laptops. they leave it plugged 24/7 and wonder why their battery life sucks. if you want to plug it in all the time, then remove the battery. you're only killing your battery's life.

don't charge the battery before you need to. try to use up all the battery power to the point where you're prompted by the OS to recharge it. if you keep recharging the battery after minimal usage, it will use up a charge cycle. all rechargeable batteries have a limited # of charge cycles, once they are used up, they're gone.

and try calibrating/conditioning the battery once in a while. this means fully charge, then fully empty the battery, then repeat it once. it will condition the battery to reach and remember its minimum and maximum charge capacity.

change some settings to increase better battery life. remove any cd/dvd in your drive, turn down brightness, use power save modes on things you are able to.

if you're battery is no good, it might be best just to buy a new one and start using it keeping in mind not to do what i mentioned above.

and when buying laptop, never trust the battery life as advertised. it's always much worse than advertised.
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Re: Buying a Laptop

Postby urbanbreez » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:44 pm

Dell Inspirion 15.

Under $500 and does everything you will ever need for school not inluding a web cam. Have one of your friends install all the programs for you and off you go.

PS. Don't get one of those mini-pc deals. They blow.
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Re: Buying a Laptop

Postby DbacksRback » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:49 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:oh and for those of you who keep killing the battery life, follow these rules:

once the battery is done charging, unplug the AC adapter. if you keep recharging the battery, it's gonna wear down the battery and lose its charge capacity. i see too many people doing this with their laptops. they leave it plugged 24/7 and wonder why their battery life sucks. if you want to plug it in all the time, then remove the battery. you're only killing your battery's life.

don't charge the battery before you need to. try to use up all the battery power to the point where you're prompted by the OS to recharge it. if you keep recharging the battery after minimal usage, it will use up a charge cycle. all rechargeable batteries have a limited # of charge cycles, once they are used up, they're gone.

and try calibrating/conditioning the battery once in a while. this means fully charge, then fully empty the battery, then repeat it once. it will condition the battery to reach and remember its minimum and maximum charge capacity.

change some settings to increase better battery life. remove any cd/dvd in your drive, turn down brightness, use power save modes on things you are able to.

if you're battery is no good, it might be best just to buy a new one and start using it keeping in mind not to do what i mentioned above.

and when buying laptop, never trust the battery life as advertised. it's always much worse than advertised.


Yea i wish i was told this a year ago !+)
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Re: Buying a Laptop

Postby sox 06 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:43 pm

Thanks for the links acsguitar and bitterdodgerfan, I'll have to check those out ;-D
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Re: Buying a Laptop

Postby Snakes Gould » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:52 pm

ill agree...i hate when i see people spending 800, 900, even over 1000 on a laptop when its not needed at all. do not spend over $600 on your laptop. ;-D
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Re: Buying a Laptop

Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:45 am

Snakes Gould wrote:ill agree...i hate when i see people spending 800, 900, even over 1000 on a laptop when its not needed at all. do not spend over $600 on your laptop. ;-D


what if you want to stream HD Pr0n?
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Re: Buying a Laptop

Postby acsguitar » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:30 am

Dan Lambskin wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:ill agree...i hate when i see people spending 800, 900, even over 1000 on a laptop when its not needed at all. do not spend over $600 on your laptop. ;-D


what if you want to stream HD Pr0n?


HD Pron will stream on most every laptop these days. Maybe not one of those mini laptops. You might have to wathc your porn in non HD but considering the screen size is so small it'll still look good
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Re: Buying a Laptop

Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:09 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:ill agree...i hate when i see people spending 800, 900, even over 1000 on a laptop when its not needed at all. do not spend over $600 on your laptop. ;-D


what if you want to stream HD Pr0n?


you most certainly can for this price.
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Re: Buying a Laptop

Postby Neato Torpedo » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:13 pm

Porn in standard definition? :-{
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Re: Buying a Laptop

Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:15 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:Porn in standard definition? :-{


at least it helps hide augmentation scars and razor bumps
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