Best laptop for battery life

  Si_L 16:53 01 Apr 2008

I'm looking at getting a laptop for uni. I already have a pretty high spec PC for intensive work and gaming, but would like a new laptop which is really good on battery life. How many hours would I be looking at?

I'm not fussed about specs, it will really only be used for document writing and internet browsing, neither of which is hard work on a PC.

Thanks in advance :)

  Clapton is God 16:57 01 Apr 2008

Why would you need to use it on battery at Uni?

My eldest daughter is just coming to the end of a 3-year course at Uni and has always used her laptop from the mains

  Si_L 17:01 01 Apr 2008

My sister says that the one thing she should have checked better before buying hers for uni was the battery life. She spends a lot of time on trains where you aren't garanteed a socket, and taking notes in lectures she can't charge it either. This is a laptop for on-the-go, and I don't want to have to worry about mains power when I'm using it.

  GEEKSTA 18:31 01 Apr 2008

how much are you willing to spend?

  Si_L 06:34 02 Apr 2008

Hopefully no more than 300-350ish. Like I said, specs don't matter.

  gartoye 06:50 02 Apr 2008

The EEE pc lasts me about 4hrs which I think is quite long for a laptop.

  Si_L 16:42 02 Apr 2008

I had a look at the EEE PC. It looks OK, I quite like the idea of using Linux and the price is good (probably due to Linux). I will definetely consider that one. Cheers gartoye.

Also, I found this one too:

click here

Is it good value for money?

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