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Old Jun 25, 2013, 07:26 PM   #1
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Playing games while laptop is plugged?

Just curious,

Would playing intensive games while the laptop is plugged in decrease battery life over time? Or is it better to play on battery and then charge it?
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Old Jun 25, 2013, 07:29 PM   #2
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Do as you want. The battery does not care, if a game is being played. During CPU intensive tasks the battery is drained faster. If one does CPU intensive tasks while the power adapter is connected, the battery is quite happy to have some free time.
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This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ by GGJstudios
The F.A.Q. includes the following topics:
  • BATTERY INFORMATION
  • BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE
  • AC POWER
  • CALIBRATION
  • BATTERY LIFESPAN
  • CHECKING STATUS AND HEALTH
  • CHARGING
  • WHAT IS A CYCLE?
  • BATTERIES ARE NOT COVERED
  • BULGING OR SWELLING BATTERY


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