Reading the thread on: battery vs weight/chargers, I thought this optional/toggled feature could be useful.
Essentially, smart charging that is used by many laptop/2-in-1 manufacturers is a BIOS/Hardware feature to keep the batteries life cycle extended by capping the charge below its full capacity/100%. With sealed-in Lithium-Ion batteries, this is especially helpful, here's an article that summarizes different manufacturer's smart charging and latter on (at the end of post), on battery health:
[Most notable are: Lenovo Power Manager for Thinkpads, Samsung Battery Life Extender, and Dell's Battery Meter ]
Of course, different manufacturers have different settings/UI for their plug and cap smart charging, but to take it to next level there are a few basics things it has to do:
1 - Smart Charge opted ON [with min-max charge setting]
When the PF is plugged-in, the charging is usually capped max at 80% on the battery and the power from the AC brick is directly used. This allows the user to use the PF in performance/workstation mode without the repercussion of the high-voltage full capacity (100%) or unnecessary charge/discharges.
When it is un-plugged, the battery naturally starts to drain to whatever the user considers safe (even to 2-0%). Of course "the smart" part is having set a reminder, usually at the minimum 10-20% to avoid low voltage.
When turned off, it would resume normal charging until 100%.
2 - Battery Health Monitor and Timed Charging
There should be battery health monitor built-in, if that's not much of hassle to make, similar to the easily accessible battery information on the Macbook OSX--giving status information/reminder plus counting the cycles and healthy charges (the latter, charging 0-100%, done monthly to calibrate the battery capacity).
Another thing is timed charging, since the PF would charge on the speed of 2-3 hours, for any people that are used to overnight charging this would be nice. Say, you are scheduled to leave at 5 A.M., if the timed charge is on/scheduled, it would trickle the charge (80-100%) from at least 1 hour before the schedule.
I wanted to bring this to Eve for a few basic reasons:
Adds the user convenience/control and less likely to warrant issues/battery repairs. This usually eliminates the need to charge twice a day, which is bad for a device.
It allows PF users to use their device as a workstation. If this is applied the PF will be the first 2-in-1 tablet device (or at least earliest) to do so, and marketing (bragging) wise it would put Eve in direct competition with MS Surface Pro 4 M3 line "as the only tablet and PC device" you need to carry.
~ Objectively this will push PF's uniqueness because of two means: the USB-C TB3 port and the ability to charge/stay plugged-in without wearing the battery down.
What do you guys think? (P.S: And how do you make a poll? )
References on battery charging and health =
BU-808: How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries
Table Summary = Fast/Rapid Charging and Do's/Don't
BU-415: How to Charge and When to Charge?
BU-706: Summary of Do’s and Don’ts
If y'all interested, you could read on why above and I really hope @Mike @Konstantinos the PF could do it in conjunction with the ASMO charge company.