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mattgraz
01-05-2012, 11:37 PM
Ordered the corsair force series 120gb ssd yesterday so that should be showing up pretty soon. Was wondering if ill see any gain in battery life at all and was wanted to ask if anyone knew any other hardware upgrades i could do that would not only increase performance but increase battery life also. I dont care about the battery life as it is a desktop replacement (Best Buy Version asus g74) but it would be an added bonus. Thanks in advance for your help

xeromist
01-06-2012, 07:22 PM
Minimizing the number of background programs (by disabling or uninstalling what you don't use) and reducing the screen brightness are probably the best ways of extending battery life. SSD's are much better on power so depending on what you are doing, you should notice some difference.

fostert
01-07-2012, 02:25 PM
Spinning disks (HDDs) consume about 10W, whereas an SSD may consume 2-3 W. In the total 150W budget of the notebook then you are consuming say 5% less power, and thus to first order your battery life should extend by 5% too.