[TriLUG] Dear lazyweb^WTriLUG, Laptop suggestions?
porter at trilug.org
Thu Jan 3 15:13:24 EST 2013
> 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
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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