Dell Vostro 3750 Laptop is designed for small businesses, sophisticated, powerful and sporting a 17.3-inch HD screen, Vostro helps you stay connected and in control, with style and confidence.
Battery life is one of the most important considerations for any business user that has to travel and leave the confines of their cube. The Vostro 3450 comes with a default 6-cell sized Lithium-Ion battery that is user replaceable. Dell Vostro 3750 delivers solid, if not spectacular, performance and reasonable laptop battery life for a 17.3in. system with dual integrated/discrete graphics and a conventional hard disk.
Tricks for maximizing Dell vostro 3750 laptop battery runtime
- Disable startup items – Startup items load into memory every time Windows boots up, which causes other open applications to spill over into virtual memory and adds to the CPU load. You can disable the startup options by opening the associated programs and going to the Options or Preferences menu. You can also remove them from the Start/Programs/Startup folder or by clicking Start/Run, entering C:MSCONFIG, and clicking OK. Select the Startup tab and clear the checkbox beside any unnecessary background items.
- Power down laptop display – You can often yield up to ten minutes of Dell vostro 3550 battery life per level of brightness lowered. Lowering the screen resolution and color depth decreases the workload on the GPU, thus extending the battery runtime. You can change these by going to Start/Settings/Control Panel/Display and clicking the Settings tab. Disabling extra features like ClearType fonts and fade effects will cut down on the CPU’s power consumption.
- Decrease hard drive activity – To minimize the frequency with which your hard disk has to spin up to access data, Salinas recommended defragmenting your hard drive regularly. This optimizes the placement of data on the drive so that it can be found more quickly. You can find the Disk Degfragmenter in the Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools menu. Beyond that, he advised optimizing Windows’ paging file, which is an area of the hard drive that serves as virtual memory whenever your RAM is full.
- Keep Dell vostro laptop cool – You can take a page out of the extreme gamer’s handbooks, and have your system perform more optimally by keeping it cool. Make sure your air vents (inflow and outflow) aren’t blocked by anything, which often occurs by poorly positioning your notebook on your lap.