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    News - Laptop battery-life debate rages on

    At a notebook reviewer's day, AMD took the opportunity to renew its battle cry for better battery benchmarks
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    Re: News - Laptop battery-life debate rages on

    Interesting that they are using the iPhone as a reference. I am not sure if battery life have improved since the 1st gen iPhone, or even how the iPhone compare to other smartphones, but I can definitely drain the battery of my 1st gen in under a day even when running no gaming/Wi-fi applications.

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    Re: News - Laptop battery-life debate rages on

    The biggest problem is that many manufacturers plain do not cite any kind of battery life. Every mobile product should be required to detail minimal and maximum battery life in the product specifications, where it can be plainly seen.
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    Re: News - Laptop battery-life debate rages on

    Min/Max? That could be quite useless if its far appart?

    What about Median, Mean and some SD?

    Its hard to do really. Even 'web browsing' could mean something that is very heavy like youtube or myface, or something lightweight like reading a very long article on wikipedia.
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    Re: News - Laptop battery-life debate rages on

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    Its hard to do really. Even 'web browsing' could mean something that is very heavy like youtube or myface, or something lightweight like reading a very long article on wikipedia.
    I would even go as far as saying that basic Office use would be lighter on a laptop than basic web browsing. Once Word of Excel is loaded there are fairly few disk read/writes, just paging is there isn't enough memory and periodic saves really. With browsing you are hitting the disk cache all the time.

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