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Battery life

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Normally I'm quite happy with the 3h of battery life of my laptop, it covers all my disconnected time on trains etc. But it just doesn't cut it on a 10h flight, especially painful if my brain has loads of ideas to try out and things to do.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 |

7 comments:

Jeremy said...

If you can stand a smaller screen/keyboard for a while. Maybe a Netbook would solve the problem?

I recently bought a Samsung NC10 and have had good success running everything I want to on it (gvim/Firefox/Firebug/Python/Komodo Edit/Eclipse/Django/web2py under Windows XP and Ubuntu 9.04 installed via "Wubi").

I haven't managed to use up a battery. The claim is 6 hours and I tend to believe it based on my experience. An extra battery would go very far.

Or you could simply buy one or two extra batteries for your current laptop.

Paddy3118 said...

Wait a bit longer until the ARM baed netbooks (and smaller machines) startarriving. ARM just announced a dual core hard-macro to address the market, and the Intel Atom can't match it on battery life (hence ARMs use in most phones).

- Paddy.

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