This paper provides an overview of Intel’s laptop platform power consumption on Windows Vista*. It includes recommendations to OEM’s and application developers on how to optimize their software for power efficient mobile experience. The analyses include the new Windows Vista* power management API's, power schemes, case studies and various aspects in energy consumption of the mobile platform components.
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Activate support for Advanced Power Management (APM) on a laptop running Linux*. With the help of APM, the CPU can tell the BIOS when it is appropriate to take steps automatically such as reducing the CPU clock, turning off the hard disk, turning off the display's backlight, etc. in order to save power.