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Matte screen drains battery like no tomorrow, or is it?

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My T510 originally came with a matte screen, but I broke it frown.gif so had to get it replaced. For some reason the dudes at the computer store put a glossy screen, and what I noticed is even though the screen is MUCH brighter, my battery hardly goes down.
Two days ago I changed back to matte, because I found out this glossy screen has quite low resolution, max was no where near the original, which was 1920 * 1080 I think, support dudes told me the glossy one they gave me was not high-res screen. And now my battery goes down in a blink ><....
Is this because glossy screens are more "power efficient" comparing to matte? Or it's because of the high-res side of story?
Thanks in advance!
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Matte vs Glossy will not affect battery life, it's just a coating on the screen.
What will affect battery life is resolution, your computer needs to push more pixels to the screen which requires a bit more power, and brightness, for obvious reasons. Display type is also a factor, do you know if you went from an IPS to TN panel or something else along those lines?
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hey man thanks for the response.
I'm not sure about the terms you mentioned, but if high resolution means more power consumption then that should be the reason for this draining issue.
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