Other people already asked this question, and were referred to internet tools to calculate maximum power usage, but I don't know how to get the information it wanted. For example, it wanted to know how many RAM components I had and how much RAM each one had. I only know that I have 16GBs of RAM, as far as I know that could be 4 4GB cards, or two 8 GB cards, or 137,438,953,472 cards, one per bit, IDK jack. My CPU is Intel Core i5-4210H but I can't find it on any of the web calculators. They ask about my GPU, which I was quite certain was by Nvida, yet when I run DXDIAG, all it says is Intel Graphics 4600. but the web calculators, only have AMD/Nvida options.
The thing is, I have a laptop, which has a battery. Is there really no way to measure how much power my computer uses with out purchasing a gizmo? It seems to me like a no brainer that something like that would be built into a laptop, especially one as powerful as mine. (IDK how powerful it is, but it can play Fallout 4 on high settings with a realistic ENB mod…I've only encountered a couple games that I need to lower the settings on)
Maybe this isn't relevant, but the reason I want to know is because I was thinking about building a tiny house, and I want to invest in a solar panel that will keep my laptop charged even while I'm playing demanding vidya.