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Update: Notion Ink Adam Tablet to get 6 or more hours battery life

Notion Ink Rohan Shravan made headlines recently when he claimed that the company’s upcoming Adam tablet would be able to run for 15 hours on a charge, providing better battery life than the Apple iPad or pretty much any laptop on the market. Now he has released a clarification, suggesting that he was getting 15 […]

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Windows 7 may be easier on battery life than Ubuntu 10.04

Canonical released the latest version of the popular Ubuntu operating system next week. And while Ubuntu 10.04 may have a new look and feel, integration with the Ubuntu One cloud-based storage service, and improved boot times, it’s not without its issues. The folks at Phoronix have done some testing and determined that Ubuntu 10.04 uses […]

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Onkyo MX1007A4 netbook: 14 hour battery, courtesy of a sluggish CPU

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about netbooks over the past few years, it’s that you basically have a few choices to make: You can get a netbook that’s thin, light, and has excellent battery life. Or you can get one with a reasonably fast processor. If you’re willing to add some weight to your […]

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Asus Eee PC 1001P reviewed: Cheapest netbook with an 8 hour battery?

Asus didn’t make much noise when it launched the Eee PC 1001P recently. The company’s flagship netbooks at the moment are the Eee PC 1008P and 1005PE which both feature Intel Atom Pine Trail processors, Windows 7, Bluetooth and other features that drive up the price. And then there’s the quietly announced Eee PC 1001P. […]

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Toshiba Mini NB305 reviewed – same price, smaller case

Toshiba’s 10 inch netbooks have always had a few things going for them: large touchpads, comfortable chiclet-style keyboards, and excellent battery life. The latest model, the Toshiba Mini NB305 appears to be no different at first glance. But despite the fact that it uses the new Intel Atom N450 Pine Trail processor which is more […]

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More confirmation that Windows 7 takes a toll on netbook battery life

A few weeks ago Kevin Tofel from jkOnTheRun and I ran a few tests that seemed to show that netbooks running Windows XP get better battery life than those running Windows 7. Our test machines were the Toshiba Mini NB205 and the Asus Eee PC 1008HA. In both cases, the hardware was virtually identical, the […]