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    Notebooks with long battery life

    Has anyone bought any notebooks recently with 6 hours or more battery life? I'm just making a few enquiries at the moment for someone but cant seem to find much just by doing a google search

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elky View Post
    Has anyone bought any notebooks recently with 6 hours or more battery life? I'm just making a few enquiries at the moment for someone but cant seem to find much just by doing a google search
    I don't know if it's of any help Dan but the last two Packard Bell notebooks I purchased (year between the buys) both run with great stability with the battery removed; off mains power. Most notebooks seem to need the battery in place for structural stability but these are fine with just the gap!.

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    Dell Latitude D830 with 9 Cell battery give me approx 5 hours basic browsing etc. Add the D Port module battery and you should get in excess of 6 hourse plus no problems.

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    Dell Latitude D series systems all have the capability of using dual batteries providing a full days use at my school. The media bay battery replaces the optical drive, which is something less for students to fiddle with.

    We have around 200 Latitude D systems of various flavours all with dual batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elky View Post
    Has anyone bought any notebooks recently with 6 hours or more battery life?
    You can get thin add-on battery packs the shape of the underside of a laptop that clip to your laptop and plug in to the laptop's DC in port, providing another 2 or 3 hours worth (I think) of battery time. Hmm, wonder if they make those for the Eee yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by broc
    Dell Latitude D series systems all have the capability of using dual batteries providing a full days use at my school.
    This is something that annoys me about all the laptops supposedly designed and sold especially for schools - lack of twin batteries. You'd think it'd be the obvious feature, simply have two battery slots so you could be charging one whilst using the other.

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