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Battery life (was: [OT] Looking for advice on buying a new laptop)

On Wed, Mar 16, 2005 at 10:57:46AM -0400, Derek Broughton wrote:
> On Wednesday 16 March 2005 04:38, Yannick Warnier wrote:
> >
> > Poor story however:
> > The battery life after 2 years was a little short (around 1h45) so I
> Don't blame IBM for that - nobody would guarantee a Lion battery for that 
> long, because you can only expect 2-3 years out of one under the best 
> conditions.

FWIW, following an advice to do so, I've developed a habit of removing
the battery when my notebook is sitting on my desk at home, sometimes
for weeks with uninterrupted AC power supply. I believe the battery
benefitted from that, but I've no statistically significant data to
corroberate that, of course.

The article in the German magazine c't (or was it iX? anyway...) said
that the battery will periodically be re-charged when the system is
permanently connected to AC power, and that these minimal re-charges
caused unnecessary deterioration.

Best regards, Jan
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