Elementary OS is installed on my hard disk drive.
All the Debian based Linux distros I have tried out, including Elementary have one common issue - the battery consumption is huge, compared to the amount of battery Windows consumes. My laptop doesn't have great battery performance, but when Windows runs on it, and I'm doing lightweight stuff, it easily lasts for 4 to 4.5 hours. With Elementary, it hardly lasts for 2 hours.
Is this because I am installing the Linux distros on the HDD?
My laptop - the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-51 - has a 128 GB NVME SSD and a 1 TB HDD. Since I use a few Adobe softwares and other Windows-only Softwares, I don't want to remove Windows from the SSD partition and install it on the HDD.
If anyone can help, could you please give me answers to the following:
- I might consider getting a SATA SSD to replace the current 1 TB HDD, but, will that help with the battery consumption issue?
- I have tried out
tlp, but that doesn't cause much of a difference. Are there any other ways to deal with this?