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    News - HP boasts of 24-hour notebook battery life

    And you won't need a portable generator, either
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    Re: News - HP boasts of 24-hour notebook battery life

    Good, it's about time really. Maybe the day of true portable computing is upon us. I've been amazed by my new sony bluetooth handsfree headset - it's battery life is amazing, I bought it 2-3 weeks ago and it's only just run out of power from it's first charge.

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    Re: News - HP boasts of 24-hour notebook battery life

    A bold claim. But I doubt that the Intel SSD alone is the only factor involved with this kind of power savings. I wonder what other power saving parts are in use here.
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    Re: News - HP boasts of 24-hour notebook battery life

    This will be 24hrs on a notebook with the slowest low power CPU, slow clocked memory, screen brightness minimum and left in the corner doing absolutely sod all. The expensive SSD etc will mean it will cost the earth, and the one thing people forget about large capacity batteries is that they take an age to charge again afterwards...

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    Re: News - HP boasts of 24-hour notebook battery life

    You should always take these claims with a pinch of salt, but if they are claiming 24 hours you will almost get a hell of long time from it when using useable settings. Probably 2/3rds of what their claims are.. but that is still 16 hours

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    Re: News - HP boasts of 24-hour notebook battery life

    i wounder how much it weighs? A hudge chunk of it must be battery!

    either way as long as its still lugable, thats very useful.
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    Re: News - HP boasts of 24-hour notebook battery life

    it will defo come. Its going to take solid state drive for sure though. Maybe a couple of years away yet.


    Im sure that eventually, cd's, hard drives or any moving parts will be replaced with solid state eventually. Maybe by 2012, there will have been some great advances in mobile tech.

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    Re: News - HP boasts of 24-hour notebook battery life

    But can it play Crysis? (Yawn. Had to be said.)

    I'm thinking that even if you can't get "24 hours" using more standard settings (reasonably bright screen rather than dim, etc) having a spare battery "in your bag" would definitely take you up to and beyond the 24 hour "plateau".

    IMHO, it would only need to last < or = 16 hours, bcs nobody works more than that IN A DAY. After that, you can plug it in.

    Edit: I wonder how long it takes to charge? This is done with a 9 cell and a 12 cell, right? I'd guess about 15minutes a cell, so (if batteries are not charged independently) about (21/4 =) 5h15m. Anyone agree/disagree?

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