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Old 10th December, 2002, 01:00 PM
Aedan Aedan is offline
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An addition - if you're going to be running off battery power, be aware that running processor/graphic intensive programs can extract a serious performance hit on the battery.

As an example, I have an IBM that will manage about 3hrs of battery life when used for things like programming (mostly text editing!). Change that to something that is processor intensive (like rendering) and the battery life drops to about 50mins to an hour.

A number of machines, like some of the Dells and IBMs will allow you to swap the floppy/CD drive for a second battery to double the runtime.


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