Welcome to our Windows 10 tutorial series.
We will be spending time walking you through the ins and outs of Windows 10.
An overview of the three power plans available for computers in the latest version of Windows.
Not much has changed in this section since the days of Windows 7.
Windows 10, however, is designed to give you a better battery life, as not only is the operating system a lot more optimized, but applications designed for the OS are also designed to be highly efficient — every little bit helps here.
Three power plans are included in Windows 10. Each adjusts performance differently, and this depends on whether your computer is plugged in or running on battery power.
Here’s a brief overview:
Balanced is the default plan, and in most cases this is sufficient for most users. When this is selected, Windows 10 maximizes performance when a computer is connected to power, but automatically shifts to efficiency when it is running on battery.
Power Saver, as the name suggests, reduces power usage even when the computer is plugged in. Your processor will run slowly, and you will see less performance from your wireless networks.
High Performance maximizes performance even when running on battery. And while you will not notice a difference when your computer is plugged in, improved performance will be evident when on battery power. Your computer and wireless network will be as fast as possible in this mode.
If you don’t see High Performance, just click on Show Additional Plans.
So which power plan to use?
Balanced mode is best for typical usage, and if you want you can go in and adjust the advanced settings. When on road, or during a flight, it might be a good idea to switch to Power Saver mode.
It usually comes down to adjusting power settings for specific scenarios.