[TriLUG] Dear lazyweb^WTriLUG, Laptop suggestions?

Joseph S. Tate dragonstrider at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 15:32:49 EST 2013

A friend of mine says he gets 6-7 hours with an X220 Thinkpad.

On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 3:13 PM, Alan Porter <porter at trilug.org> wrote:

>  I'll need about 6+ hours of battery life for the occasional
>> cross-continental flight.
> I swear, I feel like I just showed up at a Ferrari driver's club in a
> moped.
> I hear people talking about 6+ hours of battery life.  Mac people never
> even bother to carry a power cord with them.  And yet my Dell XPS L501X
> offers a whole 19 MINUTES of battery life!  19 MINUTES! That's just long
> enough to unplug from one wall outlet and plug into another wall outlet...
> if I walk fast.
> When the Dell XPS laptop was brand new in 2010, the battery lasted 65
> minutes.
> So when people talk about hours of battery, I go into some sort of
> perverted inverse of the Steve Jobs reality distortion field and I just
> assume they are lying, that their battery life sucks just as bad as mine
> does.  And I have always resigned myself to just carrying around a power
> cable, lugging that nuclear power plant along with me.
>    Why is everything I own rubbish? - Ron Weasley
> So please, someone tell me that somewhere, someone actually does run Linux
> on a laptop and that they get 6+ hours of battery life.
> In the meantime, my finger is on the trigger at the Apple store.
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