Obviously the dedicated graphics makes the battery drain a LOT faster, so I've been trying to find solutions to force the laptop to run integrated only when I'm on battery. I rarely, if ever, need the dedicated when it's on battery, so keeping it integrated graphics only is optimal. I downloaded a program called gfxCardStatus v2.3 - and it KIND of does what I want. However, the programs I run the most (Chrome, and some screen capture software) force it to run dedicated graphics. If I have those programs running, gfxCardStatus won't go to integrated. The latter programs obviously don't require dedicated graphics, so i don't know why gfxCardStatus won't allow integrated graphics when they are running - but it gives me this reason: http://gfx.io/switching.html#integrated-only-mode-limitations. Something about Chrome being on the 'dependancies' list. Obviously Chrome does not NEED dedicated graphics to run correctly - so this is completely bogus. The screen capture program I use is very light and I can run it on my iPad - so obviously that doesn't need dedicated either. Are there any other solutions?