by Dave Johnson
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Well, to be fair, your laptop's batteries probably aren't completely dead. But since Lithium Ion batteries tend to lose about 20% of their capacity each year, a typical three-year-old laptop might only get about an hour or so on a charge, which might not even get your folks through an entire meeting. Here are four simple tips to forestall the day that you need to replace those batteries:
Keep it cool.
Recondition your battery regularly.
Remove it when you're not using it.
Start with a super-sized battery.When you purchase your next round of laptops, upgrade to the extended-life battery. Not only will it give you significantly longer runtime to start with - great for road warriors and anyone else who works away from the office a lot - but the inevitable loss of battery life will have a less pronounced effect. The added cost of the larger batteries is worth the investment, because they end up lasting significantly longer.
Credit : finance.yahoo.com