Just bought my first gaming laptop in ages. Have some questions regarding battery managment.

WilyKit

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So my wife is dragging me to an out of state conference with her because she doesn't want to go alone, so I decided this would be a good excuse to buy a gaming laptop to keep myself entertained. It's an HP Omen 16 with an i7 11800H, 16GB RAM and the 115 watt derivative of the RTX 3060.

This thing will be plugged in most of it's life, but I want to maintain the battery, which I know do not like staying fully charged for extended periods of time. Is there a way to limit the charge to say, 50-70% either through Windows 11 or some proprietary HP application?

On a side note, gaming laptops sure have come a long way. The last one I had was a P4 with a FX Go 5600. The crappy (relatively speaking) keyboard and small screen take some getting used to but performance is great
 

GotNoRice

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Yes most laptops have an option in the BIOS to keep the battery at max ~70% charge. I've seen this option on Dell, Samsung, and Acer laptops. It's probable that it's there on HP laptops also. It is a bit annoying to remember to go and change it back before you go on vacation or something where you would want max battery life, but worth it in the end.
 

WilyKit

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There's a "battery optimizer" option in the bios which is already enabled but there's no customization options at all. Just a simple on/off toggle. I suppose it'll have to do.
 
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