Laptop battery... how long?

Hi guys i have been searching over the internet to buy a new laptop, and i dont care how powerful it is because i'm not planning to play any games with it only do homework stuff.. so the only thing i want is a laptop that is good enough to live minimum 5 hours.
All the laptops i have found has either 4 cell or 6 cell and says that the battery live up to 10 hours.
Can it really last to up 10 hours?
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  1. The rated laptop battery life is usually higher than the actual battery life. Which laptop have you seen that is rated at 10 hours?

    As an example, the 12.5" ThinkPad X220 (starting price $849) is rated at up to 15 hours, but based on a battery life test by Notebookreview.com, the laptop managed to last 8 hours and 47 minutes.

    http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=6056&p=4

    Quote:
    Our standard battery life test sets the screen to 70% brightness, wireless active and continuously refreshing a website on a 60-second interval, and Windows 7 set to the "balanced" power profile.


    Generally speaking, most people do not refresh or visit a web page every 60 seconds and since you will most likely be using the laptop in class to take notes or in your dorm/library to do assignments, you should be able to easily get more than what Notebookreview.com got in their test.
  2. jaguarskx said:
    The rated laptop battery life is usually higher than the actual battery life. Which laptop have you seen that is rated at 10 hours?

    As an example, the 12.5" ThinkPad X220 (starting price $849) is rated at up to 15 hours, but based on a battery life test by Notebookreview.com, the laptop managed to last 8 hours and 47 minutes.

    http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=6056&p=4

    Quote:
    Our standard battery life test sets the screen to 70% brightness, wireless active and continuously refreshing a website on a 60-second interval, and Windows 7 set to the "balanced" power profile.


    Generally speaking, most people do not refresh or visit a web page every 60 seconds and since you will most likely be using the laptop in class to take notes or in your dorm/library to do assignments, you should be able to easily get more than what Notebookreview.com got in their test.


    The thing is that i don't live in the US, i live in Sweden so it might be different between the prices and which laptops there is in Sweden and US.
    But those i've found are this:

    Asus Eee PC 1001PX - 1,66GHz 1GB 250GB 10"
    Acer Aspire One Happy - 1,5GHz DC 1GB 250GB 10"
    Acer Aspire One D255E - 1,5GHz DC 1GB 250GB 10"
    HP Mini 210-2200eo I've read somewhere that this laptop last longest.. is it true?

    Overall which one is best by speed and battery? They have almost the same prices if you are going to ask it =)
  3. Where did you read that HP Mini 210-2200eo last longest? Got a link?
    All those are 'netbooks (very low power CPU) and not laptop/notebooks.

    Can you find a Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830T 13.3" laptop up there in Sweden?
    Core i3 2310M CPU and upto 9 hrs on the battery.
    Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830T-6417 Laptop review
  4. WR2 said:
    Where did you read that HP Mini 210-2200eo last longest? Got a link?
    All those are 'netbooks (very low power CPU) and not laptop/notebooks.

    Can you find a Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830T 13.3" laptop up there in Sweden?
    Core i3 2310M CPU and upto 9 hrs on the battery.
    Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3830T-6417 Laptop review


    I read it on a swedish website... don't know if they are telling the truth...

    But i've found another computer... does this beat any of those i wrote?

    Samsung NF310-A03 Intel Atom N550 1.5GHz / 1GB / 250GB / LED10.1 / Win 7 Starter it says that it has about 14 hours battery life
  5. WR2 said:
    Samsung NF310 Review tested @ 6.5 hours


    Alright WR2 last question, you have been very helpful but just one more question :D

    Now its between these two laptops.

    Acer Aspire One D255E - 1,5GHz DC 1GB 250GB 10" On the swedish site i'm looking at it says that it last 8 hours

    OR

    Asus Eee PC 1015PEM - 1,5GHz DC 1GB 250GB 10" Here it says that it last 13 hours

    Which one is best between these two? mostly the batteries, but what else?
  6. the only reason i chose these two is because they are better than ther other i had picked... right?
  7. anyone =(??
  8. Samsung NF310 is far and away the best 'Netbook you've listed so far.
  9. Your focus on how long a battery will last might be leading you in the wrong direction.
    Those 'Netbooks with 1024x600 LCD screen make it harder than necessary to get work done. The small size makes it harder to work on the keyboard if you're a fairly decent typist. The computing power they give comes at a relative high price when compared to more powerful laptops.
  10. WR2 said:
    Your focus on how long a battery will last might be leading you in the wrong direction.
    Those 'Netbooks with 1024x600 LCD screen make it harder than necessary to get work done. The small size makes it harder to work on the keyboard if you're a fairly decent typist. The computing power they give comes at a relative high price when compared to more powerful laptops.


    I know thats because i take the train to the scool and it will take me about two hours to get to the school and 2 hours back + when i am going use it there... if your going to say don't use it on the train, i want becuase it gets boring to just sit and do nothing for 2 hours =P

    Thats why i'm focused on the battery life
  11. and i have also read that Acer aspire one d255 can play games such as gta san andreas etc.. is it true?
  12. How could you have read that it it wasn't true?
    Not many new games have the ability to run at resolutions low as 1024x600. Some older games support 800x600 resolution.
  13. WR2 said:
    How could you have read that it it wasn't true?
    Not many new games have the ability to run at resolutions low as 1024x600. Some older games support 800x600 resolution.


    I saw it on youtube.. i searched "acer aspire one d255 games"
  14. WR2 the last question which one:

    Asus Eee PC 1015BX

    OR

    Acer Aspire one D255

    Which one has the most battery life?
    Please answer, this is my last question :)
  15. oh and which one is the most powerful?
  16. naxster said:
    I know thats because i take the train to the scool and it will take me about two hours to get to the school and 2 hours back + when i am going use it there... if your going to say don't use it on the train, i want becuase it gets boring to just sit and do nothing for 2 hours =P

    Thats why i'm focused on the battery life


    So what are you going to do with it on the train? Homework, read, watch videos, play games...?
  17. The Asus Eee PC 1015BX has not been released yet, therefore there is no review for it; battery life is unknown.

    The Acer Aspire one D255 lasted over 8 hours based on the following review:

    http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/acer-aspire-one-d255.aspx?page=2
  18. I'm sure he didn't read that review when I posted it two days ago.
  19. WR2 said:
    I'm sure he didn't read that review when I posted it two days ago.


    hahah yes i did =)

    On the train i am just going to surf, maybe watch videos
    Games...? maybe minesweeper or gta 2 if i am real bored =P
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