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Preserving battery life

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Hello, I've got a question about how should I use my laptop to keep it's battery healthy. I was always tought to take out battery from the notebook if it is not needed, to preserve it's capability (for example when working on notebook like on the PC - not moving it from my desk for a few days straight). Since Omen has built in battery what kind of actions should i take to preserve it's life? Should I keep it plugged in for the whole time 24/7? Should I plug it only when playing games and work on the battery only while doing less resource hungry stuff ( like web surfing, coding etc)? Could you please give me some advice?
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@Daniel_Z

 

Hope the following articles help:

 

       https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-care-for-your-laptops-battery/

       http://www.pcworld.com/article/2690760/keep-your-laptop-battery-healthy.html

       http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2458636,00.asp

 

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Hi,

Thanks for the provided links. Unfortunately after reading them I have even more doubts about what to do with my gear...

 

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2690760/keep-your-laptop-battery-healthy.html
Quote from this article (OCT 30, 2014):

 

" When you're at home, running the laptop on AC power, and you believe that it will stay plugged in for a week or more, shut down the PC and remove the battery.(...)
For the absolute best results, never charge it past 80 percent or let it drop below 20 percent. When you're working on AC power, keep an eye on the battery's charging.  When it hits or passes 80 percent, shut down your computer, remove the battery, then reboot."

 

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2458636,00.asp
Quote from this article (SEPTEMBER 15, 2016):

 

" You may have heard old tips about charging your battery to only 80 percent, and not leaving it on the charger all the time, but most of that advice is outdated, and applies to older nickel metal hydride batteries but not the lithium ion and lithium-polymer batteries used today. While modern laptop batteries don't require you to be as conscientious about how and when you charge your battery, you should occasionally take the opportunity to let the battery drain completely through normal use. "

 

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-care-for-your-laptops-battery/
Quote from this article (October 14, 2016):

 

" Next, there was a time when users were advised to refrain from keeping their devices plugged in, based on the idea that letting a battery charge to 100 percent could wear the battery out more quickly. Today, however, modern devices are designed to stop charging at 100 percent and thus keeping them plugged in doesn’t impact the battery’s lifespan, according to Battery University."

 

To whom should i believe?
Does HP have official statement about preserving the battery life in gaming laptop (I guess the above is more related to business gear rather than gaming)?

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