Leaving computers on... (was Re: Disc analyser news update)

M H Stein dm561 at torfree.net
Tue Mar 30 05:03:52 CDT 2010

Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2010 18:00:33 +0100
From: Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Leaving computers on... (was Re: Disc analyser news

On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 5:26 AM, Joost van de Griek <gyorpb at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 26 March 2010 02:58, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 7:42 PM, Josh Dersch <derschjo at mail.msu.edu> wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Yes, that was my guess, too. Only laptop-/style/ portable I ever even
>> heard of with a lead-acid battery.
> PowerBook 100. Basically a repackaged Portable.

The Sharp PC-5000 also had a lead-acid battery; according to them, L-A
has a longer shelf life, charges faster, and is actually smaller and lighter
for the same power than the NiCds of the day.


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