in 723903 20140617 121638 alister <alister.nospam.w...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>On Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:34:13 +1000, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> Partly that. But also, people want to know how long that will *really*
>> last. For instance, 10 hours of battery life... doing what? Can I really
>> hop on a plane for ten hours and write code the whole way without
>> external power? Or will each minute spent recompiling Python (with the
>> CPU pegged) cost 2-3 minutes out of those ten hours? What if I watch
>> videos (on headphones, probably, given how noisy airliners are!)?
>> That'll surely take more power than the manufacturers estimate.
>> And what happens six months from now? Will battery life decay to the
>> point where it's no longer interesting? (Obviously it'll decay some. But
>> how much?)
>I bought a 12 cell battery for my Acer Once netbook & did exactly that
>(LHR to LAX), listening to music playing supertuxcart & reading ebooks
>for most of the flight.
>It was a life saver as the on-board entertainment from American Airlines
>was terrible, next time i will happily pay the extra 100 for a Virgin
>flight LWG to LAS instead.