Setting power options
Using power-saving states
The device has two power-saving states enabled at the factory: Suspend and Hibernation.
When Suspend is initiated, the power light blinks and the screen clears. Your work is saved to memory.
Exiting Suspend is faster than exiting Hibernation. If the device is in Suspend for an extended period or
if the battery reaches a critical battery level while in Suspend, the device initiates Hibernation.
When Hibernation is initiated, your work is saved to a hibernation file on the drive and the device turns
functionality, or loss of information, do not initiate Suspend or Hibernation while reading from or writing
to a disc or an external media card.
You cannot initiate any type of networking connection or perform any functions while the device
is in Suspend or in Hibernation.
Initiating and exiting Suspend
The system is set at the factory to initiate Suspend after 10 minutes of inactivity when running on battery power and
25 minutes of inactivity when running on external power.
To change power settings and timeouts:
Click the Settings button at the top-right of the Home Screen, and then click the System tab.
Click Power Management.
The Power Management Preferences window opens.
Modify your power settings, and then click Close.
With the device on, you can initiate Suspend in any of the following ways:
Click Logout > Suspend.
Click the Power icon on the bottom of the Home Screen, and then click Suspend.
Chapter 6 Power management
To prevent possible audio and video degradation, loss of audio or video playback
To reduce the risk of information loss, periodically save your work.