Toshiba® Satellite A500 Batteries
What are the unique features in Toshiba Satellite A500? Mention battery requirements and offer tips for its maintenance and use.
Toshiba Satellite A500 is a laptop with multimedia processing options and a 16-inch wide HD screen. The laptop is powered by an Intel Core™ Duo processor and has a 4 GB of DDR3 RAM. The operating system of Toshiba Satellite A500 is preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium. The battery used is the laptop is a 6-cell lithium-ion.
Following points include a breif description on Toshiba Satellite A500 laptops and batteries :
- Toshiba Satellite A500 Laptops
- Toshiba Satellite A500 Batteries
- Battery Maintenance
Toshiba Satellite A500 Laptops
Toshiba Satellite A500 was launched primarily as a desktop replacement. The notebook weighs 3kg that makes it inconvenient to carry around. The keypad has a high-gloss finish that is a pleasure to touch. The Intel Core™ Duo processor with 4 GB RAM does a good job of processing most applications. It comes preloaded with an ATI Mobility Radeon™ 4530 graphics processor that is good enough for handling intensive games. HD movies can be screened through its HDMI output port and hybrid TV Tuner. The laptop can be configured to power on and off with the TV. The user gets Sleep-and-Charge USB 2.0 ports that allow users to charge MP 3 players or iPhones without switching on the laptop. Voice and face recognition, 3-D hard drive protection are some of the other features of Toshiba Satellite A500 laptop that comes preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium.
Toshiba Satellite A500 Batteries
Toshiba Satellite A500 laptop uses a six cell lithium ion with 44 WH for a battery. When the computer is operated on battery power, the screen becomes dim and you may not be able to increase the brightness of the screen while on battery power. Also, note that after a period of time, the battery will lose its ability to perform at maximum capacity and will need to be replaced. This is normal for all batteries.
Toshiba Satellite A500 adopts various battery conservation methods in order to maximize the life of battery. In Windows 7, the user should switch to Power Saver Plan from the battery icon that is located in the taskbar. Screen brightness should be adjusted and wireless should be switched off when not in use. Similarly, Bluetooth must also be switched off if not required. Also, note that GPU performance is optimized when operating in AC power mode and might decrease considerably when operating in battery power mode.