I’m a HUGE fan of light, long battery life and sturdy ultralight notebooks. I’ve been a LONG time notebook computer user, as many of you have been and have been through my share of very heavy notebooks, notebooks that have short batter life, notebooks that are very small and the keyboards are way too small.
I think in the coming months and what’s already been on the market, most all of the computer vendors will release more ultra notebook computers that are very thin, very light, have very long batter life (6 – 10 hours) and are quite durable.
I’m using an Acer Travelmate and prior to that was using a Dell Vostro 130.
The 130’s battery life was not very long (2 – 3 hours) but a new version has much longer battery life. The Travelmate’s batter life is very long, around 6 hours or more and if you use the InstantView (a feature that uses a thin operating system which is just a browser, calendar and some notes, the batter lasts even longer).
Lenovo recently announced the ThinkPad X1 Hybrid laptop and the press release reads that it is combining the thin, light and performance benefits of its predecessor – the X1 – with double the battery life, up to 10 hours, via the hybrid’s Instant Media Mode, powered by a second processor and operating system.
“The ThinkPad X1 Hybrid and T430u ultrabook represent the next generation in thin and light computing,” said Dilip Bhatia, vice president, ThinkPad Business Unit, Lenovo. “From small businesses that literally live their business on the road to corporate professionals working in a managed environment, these new crossover laptops fundamentally change the way people think about mobile computing technology.”