Re: Questions about notebooks and Debian
On Fri, Aug 03, 2001 at 02:39:05PM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Aug 2001, Sven wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 03, 2001 at 09:36:05AM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > > On Fri, 3 Aug 2001, Sven wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Aug 03, 2001 at 01:08:00AM -0300, Peter Cordes wrote:
> > > > > Battery tech is getting pretty good. My friend got a 1GHz PIII
> > > > > laptop with 512MB RAM, and he says the battery lasts 3-4 hours IIRC.
> > > > > I asked him how toasty it got, and he said it wasn't very nice holding
> > > > > it in his lap...
> > > >
> > > > Sure, but was the processor actively working ? and what kind of battery does it have. I guess
> > > > it was magnitudes higher that the one in the ibook, which only has a 42 Watt/hour battery
> > > > (which makes it use ~ 8Watts/hour, there is noway you can achieve that on a i386 box.)
> > > >
> > > > Anyway, you can't forget that the G3 eats less that 5W of power, while the 1Gz PIII
> > > > want around 15-20Watts, i think, that is when it is not being downstepped to run ~300MHz
> > > > or such. And the duron case is worse, since it wants around 25-30Watts.
> > >
> > > My Sony VAIO Z600TEK has a 550/700 MHz Mobile Pentium III.
> > >
> > > With the standard (small) battery (20720 mWh), it lasts about 1.5 hour.
> > > With the optional large battery (62160 mWh), it lasts about 4.5 hour.
> > > Both at 550 MHz.
> > Sure, but i guess you would halve that time with a 1GHz version, isn't it.
> Depends. If it's mostly idle, you won't notice that must difference between 550
> and 700 MHz.
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