[TriLUG] need a laptop too

Aaron S. Joyner aaron at joyner.ws
Tue Sep 7 08:40:55 EDT 2004

Reginald Reed wrote:

>What does "have a decent battery" mean to you?  And what is your
>target price range for the hardware?
>If decent battery means over 3 hours, I highly suggest something with
>the Pentium-M and Centrino chipset.  Before moving over to a 1.5GHz
>Powerbook, I had a Thinkpad T40p with extended battery.  *Many* times
>I ran 6+ hours on battery.  The Powerbook is good for about 2 hours at
>best.  This isn't considered decent to me (I travel a lot, but have
>airplane DC power stuff so it's not that big of a deal).
For what it's worth, I can second those assessments of power usage / 
battery life.  My 15" 1.5Ghz PowerBook gets 2.5 hours on a good day, 
while a good friend's Thinkpad T40 gets easily 6-7 hours.  It's 
sometimes bother-some, but I still love my PowerBook.  :)

Aaron J.

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