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Laptop Buying Advice Battery Life

Postby alexk2444 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:23 pm

I am looking to purchase I new laptop fairly soon and I plan to run Mint on it. I am looking for a laptop that will run Mint with at least 5 hours of battery life and am looking to spend $1000 or less. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Re: Laptop Buying Advice Battery Life

Postby Oscar799 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:59 am

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Re: Laptop Buying Advice Battery Life

Postby dorrellkc » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:48 pm

I have an ASUS U56e and I regularly get 5+ hours with my laptop. This machince can usually be found for less than $500

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Re: Laptop Buying Advice Battery Life

Postby The-Wizard » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:50 pm

not so much a laptop, i have an acer aspire one net-book [special cheap edition for the British market] it came with one of the smallest versions of linux [puppy i think] the om battery lasted 2 hrs on the original os im currently using mint 11LXDE and it still last 2 hrs [not long enough] so i purchased a larger battery for £ 35 from Amazon [pattern part] it now last up to 9 hrs for normal e-mail and surfing and around 6 if i connect the external optical drive,

yes i know im rambling but my point is if you look at getting a lappy with an external battery you may be able to get a bigger one to boost its usage

asus M2N-MX board, AMD x2 6000 amd/ati graphics 4x1mb ddr2, 21" HD screen Mint 17-64 cinnamon
Acer ZG5 -mint 17 Xfce dell 1545 mint 17-64

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