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Smartphone Newbie’s Extensive Guide to TracFone Samsung Galaxy Core Prime S820

I was looking for an entry-level, pay-as-you-go smartphone. This post describes the process I went through in choosing and setting up the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime S820L smartphone from Walmart. This post includes some descriptions of my own learning and experiences, … Continue reading

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Using a Car Battery to Power Laptop and Desktop Computers

In a previous post, I explored the possibility of using a car battery to recharge a laptop computer. This post summarizes several answers to the question of how to keep a desktop or laptop computer running when the lights go out. The … Continue reading

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Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM CPU & RAM Upgrade Options

I was thinking about buying an Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM laptop. I decided not to. Initially, I was attracted by its low price tag for great features and a high rating on Amazon. But as I dug into users’ comments, … Continue reading

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Lenovo ThinkPad E430: Plugged In, Not Charging

On multiple occasions, I had encountered a problem where my Lenovo ThinkPad E430 would not charge its battery when plugged into an AC wall outlet.  When I moused over the battery icon in the system tray, I would see the … Continue reading

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Extending Laptop Battery Run Time

I had figured out how to estimate how long my laptop battery would keep the laptop running.  Now I wanted to know how much I might extend uptime by turning off or disabling things that would use power unnecessarily.  Ideally, … Continue reading

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Determining How Long a Laptop’s Battery Will Run

I was using a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 laptop.  I wondered how long the charge on its battery would last, once I had taken efforts to minimize its power usage.  This post describes the steps I took to test the … Continue reading

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Using a Car Battery to Recharge a Laptop

I had occasionally wondered whether I could use a car battery to recharge a laptop computer battery. This question usually arose in connection with a desire to go camping in a relatively remote location for a period of several days, … Continue reading

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