A. The LCD display. In fact, almost half the power in most laptops is used by the screen, which is why dimming your screen can save you a lot of battery life. Below is a list of the major power consumers on your laptop. This list also applies to desktop computers, other than the screen figure.
- LCD: 43%
- Chipset: 21%
- Processor: 9%
- Graphics: 8%
- Hard Drive: 5%
- Network: 4%
- Other bits: 10%
Obviously different systems will vary based on their components, but this gives a rough idea of where that battery power goes.Related Reading:
- Add More Battery Life to your Netbook
- What's in Your Battery?
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- Configuring Critical Battery Levels on a Vista Machine
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