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 Mar 28, 2005 - 02:00 PM - by Michael
* On the search for laptop battery life

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The BBC's got an article today on something that's been a question for a while now - why, with chips eating less power per clock and all sorts of "power saving" advancements, is it so hard to design a laptop that has a full working day worth of juice in its battery?

One of the big culprits seems to be the power required to run the display:

Also, said Mr Trainor, research is being done on ways to cut energy consumption on displays - currently the biggest power guzzler on a laptop.

Many laptop makers have committed to creating 14 and 15 inch screens that draw only three watts of power. This is far below the power consumption levels of screens in current notebooks.
Here's hoping they get there soon.
 

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