If you use a laptop as your primary computer and find that for the most part you leave it plugged in on your desk, you need to take battery care into consideration. In a situation like this, you do not want to constantly be charging your battery. This article explains it well.
To summarize, having your battery in a ‘constant’ charge state will reduce the life of the battery, so it is good to occasionally fully discharge it. I have been following this procedure with my cell phone battery and find that the battery lasts several years holding a good charge.
I recently switched to a laptop to replace both my home and work desktop computers and I typically run on battery power, only charging when needed. I know this reduces the performance of the machine, but very seldom do I need to utilize these resources, so I don’t really notice it.
Do you have any laptop battery care tips or tricks you use? If so, please share in the comments.