HP Optimized Power Plan on Windows 7

Optimized power plan on Windows 7

In the downloads section on the support pages on http://www.hp.com  for my HP EliteBook 8730w, I did found that HP is offering something called “System Default Settings for Microsoft Windows 7” One thing that this installs is a new power plan called HP Optimized, which actually replaces the default Balanced power plan.

So what differs between the two? I compared them and come to the following differences:

BalancedHP Optimized
Sleep/Hibernate after/On battery
360 minutes
Sleep/Hibernate after/Plugged in:
360 minutes
Sleep/Hibernate after/On battery
1080 minutes
Sleep/Hibernate after/Plugged in:
1080 minutes
Power buttons and lid/Lid close action/Plugged in:
Sleep
Power buttons and lid/Power button action/On battery:
Sleep
Power buttons and lid/Power button action/Plugged in:
Sleep
Power buttons and lid/Lid close action/Plugged in:
Do nothing
Power buttons and lid/Power button action/On battery:
Shut down
Power buttons and lid/Power button action/Plugged in:
Shut down
Display/Display brightness/Plugged in:
100%
Display/Display brightness/Plugged in:
56%
Balanced Power PlanHP Optimized Power Plan

Information about my DreamColor display

I just wanted to post this information about the display I have in my HP8730w. It’s a DreamColor display, and it seems that a few people have had problems with a red shadow in the lower left corner. I, however, don’t have that kind of problem.
Here’s details about my display:

Manufacturer: LGD
Description: LP171WU5-TLB1
Plug and Play ID: LGD0169
Manufacture Date: Week 21, 2008
EDID Revision: 1.4
Display Type and Signal: Digital
Timing Recommendation: 1920x 1200 @60Hz
Screen Size: 370 x 230 mm (~17”)
Display Gamma: 2.20
Red Chromaticity: Rx 0.640 – Ry 0.330
Green Chromaticity: Gx 0.210 – Gy 0.710
Blue Chromaticity: Bx 0.150 – By 0.060
White Point (default): Wx 0.313 – Wy 0.329

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