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    looking for long lasting laptop part 2

    I have recently discovered the nc6000 , a laptop with an incredible battery life going by pc mag and cnet. Looking around on ,multiple sites I have found a loophole. PCmag and CNET say that the nc6000 has 6 hours and 23 minutes of battery life ( http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1609407,00.asp and http://reviews.cnet.com/HP_Compaq_Bu...4.html?tag=tab ) but, on HP's official site ( http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en...33-367367.html ), they say 5 hours on the primary it comes with (CNET and PCMag said they used the primary it came with too). But since we all know for a fact how the seller can say something which is incredibly untrue or is full of loopholes in it. So how can the official company say that it has five hours when two different and seperate tests were done which proved it higher done under normal conditions?

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    I forgot to mention the tr3a. Recently I have been obsessed about the tr3a from sony because it has everyhting I need. I read that it has more than five hours of battery life, but I have read other peoples accounts on how it has only 3 hours http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en...33-367367.html - such as newegg.com . I just do not know who to believe though, Cnet and PCMag or Newegg and some other peoples personal accounts.

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    AO übergeek phishphreek's Avatar
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    Battery life depends on exactly what you are doing...

    If you plan on working on excel sheets and word processing for 6 hrs... you'll be fine.

    However, don't expect to burn full CDs, watch a DVD and get too much out of your battery.

    Different tasks require different power.

    You have to find out which tests were done by each. If they just turned it on and didn't do anything on it for 6 hrs and waited for it to die... then maybe. If they actually did some stress tests or benchmarking... etc. I didn't check your links.. but with the laptops I've used/owned... the battery never made it through the day.

    The laptop I have now has an AMD based processor and is great on the battery.. but I give up some performance. I plug it in and I get my screen brighter and it runs a bit faster.
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    Right turn Clyde Nokia's Avatar
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    Contact the relevent manufacturers and explain the situation to them and see what they say.

    The ammount of time a battery will last depends on what you use it for, if your watching a DVD for example the battery will die long before it would if you where just typing with word or something.

    //you got there first phishphreek80!
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