Barry Doyle of TabletPCReviewSpot.com has posted a pretty thorough How-To about getting the most out of your Tablet PCs battery life, which is always a concern for many. Here’s a snippet from his conclusion:
In Summary – Final Thoughts
- Calibrate a new battery
- Keep your battery away from heat or extreme cold
- Properly store your battery when unused
- Charge your battery regularly
- Recalibrate your battery regularly or as needed
The section on calibrating your new battery is a key one, and one that anxious new users usually bypass in their desire to get up and running. Whenever I read or hear talks about improving battery life I am reminded of the wisdom of WNewquay who constantly reminded Tablet PC Buzz users that we need to be in the mind-frame where we think of batteries as consumables.
In addition to the standard acronym of RTFM about reading manuals, perhaps we should add a new one to the lexicon– CYFB. You figure it out.