How to Take Care of Your Notebook Computer

by Joyce Gray

With blogging and online jobs being a hit these days, the notebook computer is now more in demand compared to when it first came out. They are just the right size to be portable enough for you to go around traveling and the current models now have a better system and battery life like the HP EliteBook 850 G5 Notebook Battery.

Notebook computers are just the size of a large notebook, hence the name. Because of their smaller size, they also have fewer hardware functions and capacities than what a laptop can offer. So, you need to take extra care in using it – especially if you want to use it for a long time.

Here are some tips on how you should handle your notebook computer:

Do not drain out your battery

Charging your notebook computer from 0 to 100 percent can eat up a huge chunk of the battery life. It is important that when your notebook’s battery reaches 20%, you start charging it already. Using your notebook when it already has a low battery places more strain on the battery and reduces the charging capacity.

Clean your notebook computer with the right tools

Dust and dirt can build up between the keys of your notebook and if you eat while you use your notebook, food particles can get stuck there and attract tiny insects. This could damage your notebook.

Invest in computer cleaning products and clean your computer regularly to prevent the buildup of dirt. Make sure to follow the instructions correctly.

Turn off your Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

If you do not need to use the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, you can conserve power by turning them off. Maintaining connectivity suck up your battery power. Even when you are already connected, your device can still be actively looking for other connections. So, if you are not really using it, just turn it off until you have to use it.

Make memory space

No matter how you use your notebook computer, files are floating around or software that you are not using anymore. You should consider deleting them or transferring them to an external hard drive.

The more files eating up your notebook computer’s hard drive, the slower your notebook will run. Freeing up some memory will help make your computer run faster.

Use battery saver mode

When you often use your notebook on battery power, always use the battery saver mode. This would mean some power loss but as long as you are doing tasks that do not require a lot of power, you will not even notice the difference.

Get a properly-sized case

Just because your notebook is small does not mean you should place it in your bag among your other things as is. You should invest in a proper notebook case. It does not have to be a separate bag – there are slim-fit cases that are thickly padded to prevent scratching from your other things.

As you can see, owning a notebook computer is pretty much like owning your own car. It needs proper maintenance, regular care, and gentle use to make it last for many years.

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