Leaving computers on... (was Re: Disc analyser news update)
derschjo at mail.msu.edu
Thu Mar 25 14:42:51 CDT 2010
On Mar 25, 2010, at 11:38 AM, ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk (Tony Duell)
>>> Well, considering my 80x86-based laptop (which is over 20 years
>>> old) runs for well over 10 hours before needeing a charge....
>>> [Of coruse it does't have a backlit display. or a colour display, or
>>> internal disk drives. You don't use it to watch movies. The memory
>>> is row
>>> after row of 6264s, the battery islead-acid. No prizes for guessing
>>> it is]
>> And it must be so fun to lug around (or use on one's lap) with that
>> lead-acid battery :). I'm guessing my netbook could run for quite a
>> time were I willing to lug a car battery around with it :).
> Oh come on... It's not a car battery, it's 3 2.5Ah Cyclon cells. And
> batteryt comparies favourably in amss with other similar-capacity
> batteries of the time.
I was thinking more of the battery in the original Mac Portable (which
I know is not what you're referring to). The portable weighed 16lbs,
due in no small part to the lead-acid battery it used. I guess it's
technically not a laptop, but it was definitely not in the same class
as, say, the Compaq portable. :)
> I do however refuse to call the Amstrad PPC640 a 'Laptop'. That
> is wider than a PDP11.
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