When to plugin and uplug your laptop?

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This is more a discussion than a question. A couple of years ago, I remember reading an article that said you should plug your laptop in at around 40% and then uplug it when it gets around 80%. I can't remember where the article was from but I'm curious: Is that still the case now? Or should I just go from 100% to 10%? Appreciate the help.

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For me it depends on what I’m doing. If I gaming for any length of time I keep it plugged in. The reason is I have no battery life indicator to go by. I don’t want my computer shutting down in the middle of anything. If I’m working from home remotely or game designing or writing tech guides, I wait till i’m around 15 percent battery life left then plug in till back to 100%, either if I’m still on or when I have logged off.

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  • TheRealRaven
    I unplug mine whenever I'm doing any kind of hardware maintenance (and remove the battery) as well as when I want to use it while temporarily using away from my normal spot.

    I haven't found that decent batteries die often enough to be concerned about ordering a new one. I probably average maybe one and a half batteries over the useful lifetimes of all of my laptops.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Yes, still now it is the same plug in when it at around 40% and unplug it when it gets around 80% or more. Generally, when it is fully charged, then unplug it.
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