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[Discuss] My HP Pavilion's HD bit the dust and it is 13 years old, so instead of replacing the disk again, I would like a new laptop. But I would like to pay <$300. I do not expect the best or the biggest. I have been told that some computers do not l

Older laptops may have that problem. Newer ones (just about anything
you'd actually use on the internet nowadays) have smarter charge
controllers that don't actually charge the battery if it is already
full, so keeping them plugged in all the time does not hurt the
battery life.

On Sun, May 31, 2015 at 11:24 PM, Bill Ricker <bill.n1vux at> wrote:
> On Sun, May 31, 2015 at 5:25 PM,  <edwardp at> wrote:
>> The one issue I have with my T43, happens to be the battery. Bought two of
>> them from an Amazon vendor a few years ago. One didn't last more than an
>> hour (on Linux) and the vendor replaced both. From the new batteries,
>> gradually, one would only last one hour using Linux and the second battery
>> actually held its charge all these years, unopened and it lasts closer to an
>> hour and a half. Unfortunately, they're 6-cell batteries. 9-cell is better.
> My understanding is laptop batteries really aren't designed for
> desktop use, we're cooking them by trickle charging them all day, all
> night.    Doesn't change my use tho.
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> Bill Ricker
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