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After reading LAPTOP Magazine’s review on the ASUS UL30A, an ultraportable that can run for nearly 10 hours on a single charge while browsing the internet over Wi-Fi, I’m beginning to wonder, “How long do we need our laptops to run?”. I decided to look at the last CULV ultraportable (released in 2009) to hold the title for longest runtime, the Acer Aspire Timeline 1810T which had a runtime of almost 9 hours (according to LAPTOP Magazine). The two systems really only differ in the capacity of their batteries with the ASUS having a two cell advantage over the Acer. And yet I ask, “How long do we really need these laptops to run?”. If one really wanted to, they could easily install a Linux distro like Arch Linux and tweak it for the highest practical battery life. In doing so, one can achieve a theoretical 12+ hour battery runtime which under heavy usage may fall to 10+ hours under heavy usage. Hardly anyone I know uses their laptop unplugged until the low battery warning comes up except for my girlfriend. Perhaps then, that it is with those people, the mobile power users, with multiple gadgets, each selected for a sole purpose or set of purposes and tweaked to their preferences, that these enduring notebooks are meant for. What do you think?


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I will officially be going on a month long hiatus starting today. I was going to post up my thoughts on Skyfire browser and some of the work that I’ve been doing on my desktop workstation but that’s old news now. I’ll be back after this month having finished my final year at high school.

-Best regards,

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As much as I would have liked, I’m not doing a lot of software reviews in a short time frame. Instead, I’m starting the iExperiment. I will be posting updates along with screenshots hosted on Flickr. I’ll try and keep these reviews within the KISS philosophy as the more words I add, the less time I have for editing and updates. Also look towards my other blog ‘Supporting the mobile as I’ll be posting updates on the computers I’m using to gather and organize the software I currently have and in the near further develop software for smartphones. Be back soon with an update on the iExperiment.

P.S.: Filed under, ‘Why didn’t I think of this before?’: Card Export for Windows Mobile (for it’s built-in drivers)(Card Export download) + WM5torage (an excellent application)(WM5torage download) = Working USB Mass Storage Device! No more card reader!

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