What do the different power options mean? Tags: Laptops Power Office Windows XP Last response: May 24, 2009 9:40 PM in Windows XP Share pumpkinboo May 24, 2009 6:52:11 PM I was wondering what do all the different power options (Home/Office, Portable/Laptop, Presentation, Always On, Minimal Power Management, and Max Bettery) and how do these effect proformance? More about : power options KI4GSZ May 24, 2009 9:40:12 PM Performance, none. Power savings... HUGE variation. Monitor on or off. Hard drive on or off. Basically it tells the machine to go to sleep. And wake up when you wiggle your mouse. The times listed are how long before your machine will sleep. I personally leave everything on EXCEPT the monitor (10 minutes & it takes a nap). Hope this helped! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Pci what are my options and what do they mean ? Forum What does dead mean ? Forum Too Many Motherboard Options ! What The Difference? Forum "Embedded Options Available" what does it mean in a processor???? Forum External pcie power options ? Forum M2N-SLi Deluxe--Beeps mean what ?! Forum What does i mean in corei3.i5 and i7 processors Forum AD Replication: What Does "Fully Routed" Mean ? Forum What does the PS4's 8 core CPU mean for PC gaming? Forum What does PCI Express 2.0 16x slot (@x4) mean ? Forum BIOS Terms - What do they mean and when to adjust? Forum Screen Artifacts - What do they mean ? Forum What does Conroe mean for AMD? Forum What does BULK mean in psu marketing? Forum Caster's Realm: What Will Playing as a Monster Mean for EQ? Forum What does life & work mean to you? Forum HELP!!! Please with Windows XP Forum How and what are the step to troubleshoot HP printer? Forum What to adjust in the Windows XP Registry to play tricks on classmates Forum XP Product Key not working on a Different XP CD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !