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Chris Gohlke
07-22-2010, 11:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://blog.laptopmag.com/long-lasting-laptops-to-help-cut-the-cord' target='_blank'>http://blog.laptopmag.com/long-last...lp-cut-the-cord</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"When it comes to battery life, you can&rsquo;t just trust manufacturers&rsquo; lofty claims. That&rsquo;s why we test the endurance of every notebook we review with a script that surfs the web continuously over Wi-Fi until the battery is completely drained. These five notebooks, ranging in size from 10 inches to 15 inches, each earned close to or greater than 8 hours of juice on a single charge. One lasted more than 10. With that much gas in the tank, you won&rsquo;t have to refuel for a full work day, maybe even longer. Have fun leaving that power cord at home."</em></p><p><em><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1279746624.usr10.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></em></p><p>My wife's Asus will eek out 6 or 7 hours, so she'll often forgo the power adapter for a trip of just a few days. &nbsp;If you are tired of always being tied down to a wall outlet, you may want to check out the full review and&nbsp;especially&nbsp;the HP Mini 5102 which gets and impressive 10.1 hours of web surfing on a single charge. &nbsp;Lenovo, Acer, and 2 Mac's round out their top 5.</p>