My work laptop is a little Dell Inspirion 3537images. It’s not a high spec machine, but it gets the job done.

One of the really cool features of this laptop is the “Dell Extended Batterly Life” feature. When you leave your laptop plugged in most of the time, this functionality will only charge your battery between 50 and 100% (this usually hovers around the 80%), thus resting and protecting your battery when not in use.

I’ve had this little gem for almost 10 months now and the battery is still good as new. Yesterday afternoon after a 9 hour day, I realised I never plugged in the power cord and I used the machine to it’s full potential throughout the day.

I tweeted at @Dell to tell them about the awesome battery performance in this tweet.

I never expected any form of reply, but Dell surprised me with this.  

Pretty cool of their social media department!