Battery life is the key to mobility

There are of course many factors when it comes to mobility, but battery life tends to be the Achilles heel for most devices.  Today for the second time I left the NC10 unplugged inadvertently at my desk.  I did not use it that much directly (more in ambient third screen mode) and only discovered it was unplugged at the end of the day when I went under my desk to pull the cord.  Yesterday I actually did the same thing, but realized when the system refused to update the BIOS without a DC connection. 

Now on the train home I see I’ve got about 35% or about 1:16 left to run at this current brightness (3 of 8) and activity (Firefox, Tweetdeck, Windows Live Writer and iTunes) level.   I only woke the system from sleep once after an extended away period in a meeting which is killer considering any other laptop I’ve used would absolutely have been dead by lunch. 

7 comments for “Battery life is the key to mobility

  1. 1/13/2009 at 9:11 pm

    Upgrading BIOS is mostly dangerous to your PC maybe it will be dead.

  2. 1/13/2009 at 9:16 pm

    all good here, but thanks for the warning

  3. Monadi
    1/14/2009 at 2:53 pm

    Thank you, finally somebody pointing out my biggest problem with mobility. I could care less if my portable can be as amazing as a nuclear reactor but only works for a minute.

  4. 1/14/2009 at 10:14 pm

    It's the main factor in actually enabling mobility. Either it works or it doesn't.

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