4.2. Laptop Power Management

Being free to roam with your laptop wherever you want is a great thing. Unplugging from the wall and running on battery power means you can leap through a field of spring daisies holding your laptop instead of being chained to your gray desk and low cubicle walls. It also presents an opportunity to manage devices and how much power they consume, as batteries don't last forever. Finding a way to manage power efficiently gives batteries longer lives and you more time with your daisies.

In addition, as we've mentioned before, laptops were not designed with internal expandability in mind. Most add-on devices are external. Some peripherals can just be plugged in and unplugged, whereas with others you must follow a specific ...

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