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  • #16
    If you're looking for something that uses Blu-Ray, get a Samsung Series 5 laptop, they also have an additional HDD space
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    • #17
      Originally posted by ChrisGlobe View Post
      If you're looking for something that uses Blu-Ray, get a Samsung Series 5 laptop, they also have an additional HDD space
      But... But... I <3 the 11 hours or so I can get out of my netbook battery... :L
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      • #18
        I managed two films from a full charge a few days ago, which is about 6 hours - not bad I thought
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        • #19
          Not gonna lie - that's impressive! I still think that a (larger) ITX build and a netbook for taking notes, etc is the way to go, but I genuinely didn't realise that you can get six hours from a "normal" laptop!
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          • #20
            Originally posted by benzeman View Post
            Not gonna lie - that's impressive! I still think that a (larger) ITX build and a netbook for taking notes, etc is the way to go, but I genuinely didn't realise that you can get six hours from a "normal" laptop!
            Depends on the laptop really. I mean, mine has a 6 cell 48WHr (battery size isn't the main issue, but the output) and it lasts about 5 hours - thats with the spec in my sig.

            If it had a 62WHr battery it might last 7-8 hours. What subject would you be doing btw? Computing? You might need portable power for labs.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Sarky View Post
              What subject would you be doing btw? Computing? You might need portable power for labs.
              Yeah, computer science... What do you mean - portable power? When I was at southampton I had workstation access - and I was just a guest!
              Last edited by benzeman; 10-12-12, 16:58.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by benzeman View Post
                Yeah, computer science... What do you mean - portable power? When I was at southampton I had workstation access - and I was just a guest!
                Ah in case you needed to use it in labs. Do you really want to use a netbook in lectures then?
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Sarky View Post
                  Ah in case you needed to use it in labs. Do you really want to use a netbook in lectures then?
                  Well, the setup I use at the moment is that I use my netbook for typing up notes, and then I tunnel into my PC at home for anything needed serious processing power (for example processing for the national cipher challenge - or I just wait until I get home!).

                  I don't see any reason to change for university - especially as at Southampton (I can't speak for anywhere else) we had loads of privileges on the workstations, and they were powerful as well - not like the i3's our school are buying for the IT suites (or pentiums for the library :O). Would you disagree then?
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                  • #24
                    What about an all in one (HP, Sony, Apple?).

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                    • #25
                      Wow this went off on a tangent didn't it.

                      So back to the original question rather than just trying to make you take a different path....yeh that would work.
                      I understand what you mean by the labs though cally's labs all have SB i7's, i have a ivy i5 in my laptop for portable labs(i sit in morrisons during lunch and do work with other students cause they rock and give you free wifi lol.) I'm gonig to shoot down the all in one idea right now....you'll pay a premium for an all in one and on top of that you can't upgrade or overclock them

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by citrobacter View Post
                        What about an all in one (HP, Sony, Apple?).
                        No. Just no. Not upgradable, heavy, un-portable. And expensive. No redeeming feature as far as I'm aware...
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                        • #27
                          My Asus n55sf will manage about 4 hours usually of average use, music, web browsing, office etc.
                          Or about 20 minutes when playing games :')
                          Originally posted by andyn
                          Trick in most cases seems to be to get in early, and get out early. Pump and dump.
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                          • #28
                            Meh, I can see myself needed to get one of the Lenovo ultrabooks... 24 hours of battery life
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