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Adding memory and battery life

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by Odd Bob, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Odd Bob

    Odd Bob Flightless Bird

    Hi. I picked an Acer Aspire One 532h netbook on sale Target last week.
    Nice little machine, and I would like to upgrade the memory from 1 GB to 2
    (I've already verified that it's easy to do with this model.) I have read,
    however, this it might shorten the netbook's amazing battery life. Does
    anyone know how much of a difference this might make?

    Thanks.

    -- Bob
     
  2. Bob Villa

    Bob Villa Flightless Bird

    On Jul 27, 3:58 am, Odd Bob <odd_...@odd.bob> wrote:
    > Hi.  I picked an Acer Aspire One 532h netbook on sale Target last week. 
    > Nice little machine, and I would like to upgrade the memory from 1 GB to 2  
    > (I've already verified that it's easy to do with this model.)  I have read,
    > however, this it might shorten the netbook's amazing battery life.  Does
    > anyone know how much of a difference this might make?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > -- Bob


    Shouldn't do much to affect battery usability. I have heard in
    different news groups that XP vs Win7 makes a difference in battery
    use. XP being the more friendly.
     
  3. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    Odd Bob wrote on 27 Jul 2010 08:58:51 GMT:
    > Hi. I picked an Acer Aspire One 532h netbook on sale Target last week.
    > Nice little machine, and I would like to upgrade the memory from 1 GB to 2
    > (I've already verified that it's easy to do with this model.) I have read,
    > however, this it might shorten the netbook's amazing battery life. Does
    > anyone know how much of a difference this might make?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > -- Bob
    >


    It might shave off about 3 to 4 minutes of battery time. Not too much to
    worry about, eh?

    --
    Bill
    Asus EEE PC 702G4 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC
    Xandros Linux (build 2007-10-19 13:03)
     
  4. Ryan P.

    Ryan P. Flightless Bird

    On 7/27/2010 4:29 AM, Bob Villa wrote:
    > On Jul 27, 3:58 am, Odd Bob<odd_...@odd.bob> wrote:
    >> Hi. I picked an Acer Aspire One 532h netbook on sale Target last week.
    >> Nice little machine, and I would like to upgrade the memory from 1 GB to 2
    >> (I've already verified that it's easy to do with this model.) I have read,
    >> however, this it might shorten the netbook's amazing battery life. Does
    >> anyone know how much of a difference this might make?
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >>
    >> -- Bob

    >
    > Shouldn't do much to affect battery usability. I have heard in
    > different news groups that XP vs Win7 makes a difference in battery
    > use. XP being the more friendly.


    I actually found my battery life grew by about 30 minutes when I
    switched to Win 7.

    Of course, I'm sure some it has to do with having a fresh install of
    Windows, vs one that's accumulated crud for years.
     

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