Windows 10 Tip: Choose your performance and battery balance

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The new Performance/Power slider* lets you set the right balance between battery-life longevity and system performance and responsiveness.  Optimize for battery life on a long flight; go with performance when you’re gaming or photo editing at home.*

The new Performance/Power slider

Simply click on the battery icon in the taskbar, and use the slider to choose your performance and battery balance.

Have a great week!

*Available on most Intel and AMD devices with battery.

One Reply to “Windows 10 Tip: Choose your performance and battery balance”

  1. Been playing around with this and other then being more convenient I don’t see much improvement in battery life. Since I have a rather cheap Lenovo with core i3 and 32Wh battery I can barely get 3 1/2 or less with regular use. Not exactly great, and since the core i3 6100u is a max 15 watt CPU I really thought it would be better. Unfortunately Windows is not so efficient and Lenovo put a rather small capacity battery in this laptop to save money I guess. Funny I can buy a Chromebook from Acer that get almost 10 hours with similar battery capacity and same wattage CPU. I know not exactly Apple’s to Apple’s comparison but I sure don’t think Windows 10 is any great battery miser OS. Neither do I see Edge browser as really doing much either. Compared to using Chrome its not a lot better.

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