Holy Battery Life Batman!

I’ve never really thought too much about my laptop’s battery life. The XPS gets better length than my old Gateway MX6956, but it’s still limited to the ~3hour time frame, which isn’t anything impressive. When I got the Fujitsu P1610, I thought for sure I could go a bit longer without a charge, but the full HDD and touchscreen display decided otherwise. I can maybe squeeze some extra time if I dial the display brightness down, but what’s the point in that?

Imagine my surprise last night, when I pulled the Dell Mini 9 into the livingroom to assist while I tinkered with other laptops (more on that later). I didn’t bother to bring the plug, and had the display cranked up to full brightness. 4 hours later, when Mrs. Guru finally got home from work, I glanced over at the Dell, whose battery indicator showed that it was only 3/4 of the way drained. Seriously? Holy crap!

I’m now obsessed with this no-cord thing. It’s truly impressive, and as far as I can tell, it’s mainly due to the SSD inside the Mini 9 (and the fact that it’s not a touchscreen). It’s very cool to be able to just use the thing, and not have to fret over whether there’s a plug nearby.

Today, I”m ordering the internal Bluetooth module, and probably a skin from Decal Girl or 3ACP. Hopefully, in camo.

Published by rcadden

Just a dude with a phone.

3 thoughts on “Holy Battery Life Batman!

  1. Honestly, that sounds pretty darn nice, especially from a laptop. That alone might make me ask for that as a replacement to my work laptop (I have a second monitor that helps there too).

  2. Honestly, that sounds pretty darn nice, especially from a laptop. That alone might make me ask for that as a replacement to my work laptop (I have a second monitor that helps there too).

  3. Honestly, that sounds pretty darn nice, especially from a laptop. That alone might make me ask for that as a replacement to my work laptop (I have a second monitor that helps there too).

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