I have an Acer Timeline 4810TZ laptop which has a claimed 8 hour battery life. I don't expect 8, but would like 6 hours - though I'm getting only 4.5-5.
The screen brightness is about mid-way, maybe less and I'm not really doing anything that is intensive - just regular Office apps and web browsing.
I wonder if the CPU Maximum Frequency shouldn't be lower: in Resource Monitor it shows as never being lower than 93% even though the CPU load is rarely over about 10%. How can I reduce that?
I'm using Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) and in the Power Options the "Minimum Processor State" is already set to 0% for both battery and mains powered operation, and the "System Cooling Policy" is already on Passive (reduce processor speed before increasing fan speed).
There are few apps installed and fewer running all the time: not even most of Acer's junk because I did a clean Windows 7 install. There's Office 2010 (no OneNote, Sharepoint, Groove running in the background), Firefox/Chrome, Skype and Avast AV Pro v5.