TheMagster wrote:I've only seen one laptop that has an 80% charge limit setting built in (Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon). My Surface Pro (2017) doesn't have this...anyone know of 3rd party software that will do this?
Lenovo's had this for ages on their Thinkpads. I've had Lenovo Thinkpad laptops since late 2007 and my T61p that I bought around Sep 2007 (still have it and it still works) had it. Ditto for the T460s that I bought in mid-2016 and a X100e I bought in late 2010.
https://web.archive.org/web/20070515004 ... ebox/?p=52
talks about their power manager (too bad all the images are broken). Now, it's all via their Lenovo Vantage app.
When I was shopping before, looked like Lenovo's consumer laptops had a dumbed down, much less flexible power manager with maybe 2 choices instead of letting you set specific percentages.
I made queries before like at http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads ... ds.478664/
and http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads ... on.658824/
So, I do limit how high my personal laptops (all Lenovos, in this case) charge up to. Unfortunately, the X100e has some power management bug where sometimes when the battery's in and the laptop's unplugged, I think it wakes up at some point(s), flattening the battery. Its capacity has been reduced quite a bit, as a result. The T460s stuff (Vantage and previously a different app) is a bit buggy. Sometimes, it loses its battery threshold settings and ends up charging both my batteries to 100%.