dbt wrote:lucydog wrote:Kohinoor wrote:
At 11.6 pounds it probably weighs more some people's desktops. lol
It's funny that you brought that up. I was actually seriously looking at the m15x. Significant problem seems to be battery life, but I'm wondering if using "study" settings might make it last the day (or at least in classes without power plugs) without a problem.
And this brings me to another concern I've had. In determining whether to get a Mac or PC, I've found some really great PCs that I would like (and have been leaning towards those as they're cheaper and seem to offer as much if not more) but always run into the problem of comparing their battery longevity specs with Macs. Owners of Macs, do you find their battery-life approximations to be accurate, or as some articles online have suggested, do you think that they might just turn on the computer and let it sit with the dimmest lights, doing nothing to achieve higher results than PC competitors?
walt mossberg at wsj.com is a big mac fan and tests all the hardware. battery life is as stated. the new macbook pro's have 7 hour lives - fantastic.