Is it ok to leave your netbooks plugged all the time?

My Asus EEE PC 1000HE has been plugged and busy for 3 straight days already. I’m using it the whole day and I leave it downloading copies of Live Linux distros all night. Of course I did a couple of restarts as well as required by application updates. But I noticed it did not heat up too much. My netbook is at the living room, no AC, atmosphere is ranging from 28 to 30 degress centigrade during daytime.

I wonder before if keeping it plugged the whole time affects on the temperature, but I guess, maybe just a little bit. I think most of the heat comes from internal components and maybe from the battery. Even though, I still ask, “Is it ok to leave netbooks plugged all the time”? “Is it good for the battery as well”?

I have an EEE PC 701 I purchased in 2007 and I’ve been using it the same way. Plugged at all time as much as possible. Of course it heats up much more than 1000HE because they have different components and the newer one has the advantage most of the times if not always. I did a basic battery check on my EEE PC 701 yesterday and it seems it’s as healthy as before. Maybe because I have lesser charge/discharge cycle? I’m not so sure. I’m not technically literate of how battery works. I did not do a battery test before, but I remember I watched 2 movies in one sitting so I did the same again and it’s almost the same result. It’s not accurate but I don’t think the result is far apart. I know my netbook pretty well but I don’t mean I can’t be wrong.

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Posted by Aldrin Cantos    Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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Asking for more battery juice?

Go ahead! You want it, then go get yourself one. Deal Extreme is selling this 10400 mAh battery and ships it free worldwide. And while you plan to have one, you may also want to consider finding a good heat sink absorber so you won’t sore your butt because this thing lasts forever. Of course I’m exaggerating. But seriously, it can last few hours longer than what you usually spend. Yeah, you can always rest whenever you want.

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Posted by A. Cantos    Date: Saturday, September 27, 2008

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Asus Eee PC 701 Drains like hell at full speed

There has been so many reviews about Asus Eee PC, particularly the Asus Eee PC 701 since it’s the first ever netbook I know to come out and show off. I had mine for almost a year now but have not been able to test it at full speed.

I have been using my Eee PC at it’s most conservative setting @ 630 Mhz. It’s on Ubuntu most of the time, but when it got a chance to try Windows XP, I was able to set it at full speed using the eeectl application. Fan is set to automatic so it sets itself to its most comfortable preference.

Heck I was surprised, my battery drained in just 1 hour and 15 minutes, while I was doing nothing too heavy for Eee PC like just surfing blogs and typing comments every once in a while. The other day, I was able to watch 2 movies with 1:40 mins each at 630 Mhz, and I still got some spare power on my battery for shutting down and booting up again. I have 4400 mAh battery, by the way.

Well, I’m not sure if this is normal or something wrong is happening. I would also want to post a screenshot of the battery meter but I don’t know how to do it while it’s 0%. :D

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Posted by Aldrin Cantos    Date: Friday, September 12, 2008

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Longer lasting batteries tested @ Blogeee

A French blog, Blogeee, has always been so luckily to be at the top of all things that regard EEE PC. And gets first hand testing on 3rd party accessories as well. Pierre had a very good and very detailed review of the 7350 mAh and 6600 mAh batteries produced by Bluetrade.

7350 mAh, 6600 mAh Eee PC Batteries

According to his reviews, the 7350 mAh can last up to nearly 5 hours on light computing on Eee 700 and 900. And 2.5 hrs to 3 hrs on heavy use.

Regarding the form factor, the battery has minor effect on how much you can open the lid of the eee pc. And I think it’s not a big deal. It also adds some weight to your light-weight eee pc.

The 6600 mAh costs 58.70 euros and the 7350 mAh costs 79.04 euros. Available colors are black and white, and if you order at Bluetrade, you can have discount on shipping by entering the discount code: BLOGEEE

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Posted by Aldrin Cantos    Date: Friday, May 16, 2008

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