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Dim Laptop Screen To Conserve Battery Life?


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Posted 29 January 2006 - 04:20 PM

I'm afraid this is a really dumb question, but I'm not sure of the answer. For years I've dimmed the screen on my laptop, assuming that I was saving batter power. But lately I've been wondering. Regular fluorescent lights can't be dimmed, so maybe the light behind my lcd can't be. Maybe I'm just darkening pixels when I decrease brightness. For all I know that may take even more power. Does anyone know?

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 04:44 PM

davec1000,

Yes dimming a laptop screen does conserve battery power. But the reduced visibility and eye strain may not be worth it. Only you can decide that. Here's a link to a Microsoft at Work article on battery conservation strategies. hth

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