Definitions for "Advanced Power Management"
Keywords:  apm, laptop, intel, bios, unused
( APM) - A standardized system used by manufacturers of battery-powered computers to control system power management, including shutdown of unused components or of the entire system based on usage patterns. APM can also report the source of system power (AC or battery), the battery status, and the remaining battery life.
An API whose purpose is to monitor and control power supply usage - particularly useful in Laptop computers.
A feature used by some BIOSes in order to make the machine enter a standby state after a given period of inactivity. On laptops, APM is also responsible for reporting the battery status and (if supported) the estimated remaining battery life. ASCII