Asus is continuing its odd advertising campaign for the Eee PC with a new commercial touting the netbook’s long lasting battery. And apparently its ability to clone attractive dancing women in bunny suits.
There’s just one problem (other than the whole bunny suit thing). The premise of the ad is that you can squeeze 8 hours of battery life out of an Eee PC. First of all, I’m not aware of any existing Eee PC model that can get that kind of battery life with an Asus-supplied 3 or 6 cell battery. And second, the netbook in this commercial clearly does not have a 6 cell battery, as there’s nothing protruding from the back.
Now, I suppose it’s theoretically possible that you could underclock an Eee PC to run at 800MHz, turn off the WiFi and Bluetooth, and dim the screen all the way and get close to 8 hours. It would help if you turned off the screen and maybe didn’t touch the computer at all, but what’s the point?
This isn’t to say that the Asus Eee PC doesn’t get excellent battery life. I freuently use my Eee PC 1000H for 4 to 5 hours without stopping to charge. I’ve just never come anywhere close to 8 hours.
You can watch the commercial for yourself after the break.
via PC Authority