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Old Jul 24, 2010, 08:27 AM   #1
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using laptop while charging

is it ok? do i have to charge it to full then use it? will that use power from ac or battery? the laptops im talking about are from dell and apple since some from dell n all frm apple are non removable
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Old Jul 24, 2010, 08:28 AM   #2
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Yes, it is fine to use it while it is charging.
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Old Jul 24, 2010, 08:29 AM   #3
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Apple on notebook batteries
Apple Portable: Calibrating your computer's battery for best performance

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Old Jul 24, 2010, 08:38 AM   #4
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You can do whatever you want with it really. Charge it while using it. Have it fully charged and keep it on AC. Whatever.

I never bought into the whole "remove your battery when it's fully charged" thing.
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Old Jul 24, 2010, 07:41 PM   #5
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Does it apply for ALL LAPTOP BATTERIES? since apple uses lithium polymer n most brands use lithium ion cell batteries. If it hasn't fully charged u can still use it? I mean hard core gaming

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Does it apply for ALL LAPTOP BATTERIES? since apple uses lithium polymer n other brands use cell batteries(forgot how their called). If it hasn't fully charged u can still use it? I mean hard core gaming
I don't know about all the battery technologies and materials used for all the different battery types, but with the current technology Apple employs in all their mobile devices, using it on and off the power adapter doesn't harm the battery unless you might do it excessively.

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Old Jul 24, 2010, 08:02 PM   #7
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I often use my MBP while charging it and have had no problem. I don't know if there is any long-term effect. But according to apple's official claim and other users' posts on the internet, it does seem like it's totally ok.
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Ok so mbp has no prob doing it, what about lithium ion batteries? It's the one that most laptop brands use(Dell, acer, asus, hp......) I really need to know if if it is possible, the machine I'm talking about is Dell alienware m11x
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Ok so mbp has no prob doing it, what about lithium ion batteries? It's the one that most laptop brands use(Dell, acer, asus, hp......) I really need to know if if it is possible, the machine I'm talking about is Dell alienware m11x
Apple uses lithium ion batteries too, and one of the advantages of lithium ion batteries is the missing memory effect.
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Apple uses lithium ion batteries too, and one of the advantages of lithium ion batteries is the missing memory effect.
I thought apple uses lithium polymer?
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Lithium-ion polymer batteries, polymer lithium ion, or more commonly lithium polymer batteries (abbreviated Li-poly, Li-Pol, LiPo, LIP, PLI or LiP) are rechargeable batteries (secondary cell batteries). Normally batteries are composed of several identical secondary cells in parallel addition to increase the discharge current capability.

This type has technologically evolved from lithium-ion batteries. The primary difference is that the lithium-salt electrolyte is not held in an organic solvent but in a solid polymer composite such as polyethylene oxide or polyacrylonitrile. The advantages of Li-ion polymer over the lithium-ion design include potentially lower cost of manufacture, adaptability to a wide variety of packaging shapes, and ruggedness. Lithium-ion polymer batteries started appearing in consumer electronics around 1996.
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Apple is a bit "contradicting" on this:

Lithium polymer or lithium ion.
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I never bought into the whole "remove your battery when it's fully charged" thing.
well in terms of macs they underclock themselves when you dont have the battery in, the power supply doesnt supply enough ower for the computer at peak performance so to avoid shutting down they underclock

also macs have a patented power controler so they dont ruin the battery if you keep them plugged in 24/7
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