Configuring Power Management Settings

Power management settings control the behavior of a computer in different power use situations, such as when it is plugged in or running on a battery. Although all computers should be configured with power management settings to save energy, power management settings on laptops help to balance performance against energy usage. In some cases, you’ll want to reduce laptop responsiveness and overall performance to increase the battery life, enabling the laptop user to run the laptop on battery for longer periods of time. In other cases, you might want to ensure moderate performance and a moderate battery life or you might want to ensure maximum performance regardless of how this impacts battery life.

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