Q.I just bought a new laptop. Are there any good tips for helping its battery last longer?
Most of today's laptop computers and gadgets run on lithium-ion batteries, which last longer if you keep them cooler. Therefore, you should avoid leaving your laptop (or gadgets) in the sun or in a hot car. Cover your laptop with a towel if you carry it to the beach or to the pool. Try not to use your laptop on a bed (or sofa) where the heat can build up in the bedding under the laptop; instead, place it on a tabletop surface where airflow is not impeded.
In addition, your battery will likely last longer if you unplug it once it is fully charged (a task that I know is sometimes hard to remember). Lithiumion batteries...