The manual for my new laptop clearly states that partial charge cycles of it's (Li-Ion) battery should be avoided. It recommends to always discharge to automatic shutdown and then charge back to 100% in order to prolong battery service life.
What could be the reason for this recommendation?
Are there circumstances where this would make sense?
The (english) manual can be found here: http://download2.medion.com/downloads/anleitungen/bda_40055298.pdf
In section 7 on page 23 it says: "The battery should always be completely discharged before charging and then fully charged again to optimise the service life and performance"
Interestingly, I found there's a software pre-installed that allows me to set upper and lower SoC limits where to stop/start charging automatically.