The latest Asus netbook, the Eee PC 1000HE, is supposed to get up to 9.5 hrs. run time on a charge.
If you're looking at inexpensive laptops, look closely at battery life. 90 minutes is not unusual at the lower price ranges. One period and the thing's back on the charger for the rest of the day. Either that, or you're dealing with a classroom full of power cords.
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From: School Information Technology Discussion on behalf of Eric Hall
Sent: Mon 3/2/2009 8:30 PM
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Subject: Re: Laptop purchases
We have a set of Compaqs that are in their 6th year of deployment and only now getting a bit ratty... Not bad for middle school deployment. With that success we purchased 30 HPs (nx6125, AMD processor) and they are going strong: hoping for the same 6 year lifespan. These are "business" laptops with 3-year warranty, which we have used for a couple of minor issues and the response has been great. That matters!
Looking at more of these plus some netbooks for next year - piloting a EEE right now and I like it, although battery life is not great. I want to look more closely at the HP netbooks - is anyone using those yet?
on 3/2/09 12:57 PM, Susan Briere wrote:
RNESU is starting to think about next year's laptop purchases (and late-year purchases for this year). We are interested in hearing from other folks - what have you been buying - whether you've been happy with the make/models, whether you've had any problems that might help inform our decisions.. anyone going in a new direction next year?
We appreciate any suggestions/feedback that you provide.
Thanks very much,
Technical Support, RNESU
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