Battery Life: Other Intel Core Duo Notebooks

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Date: Friday, January 13th, 2006, 11:38
Category: Intel

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More insight on the potential battery run time of the MacBook Pro can be gleaned by looking at the specs of other notebooks using the Intel Core Duo processor.
According to PowerPage reader Brad Laue, the Acer TravelMate 8200 with similar specifications (Intel Core Duo 2.0GHz CPU, Radeon X1600, 1GB DDR2 667, 160GB SATA 5400RPM, 15.4 WSXGA+ screen) has an advertised runtime of approximately 6 hours when CPU performance is set to the Mac OS X equivalent of ‘automatic’ (CPU frequency scaling during idle).
You can review the specs on other notebooks with the Intel Core Duo chip by searching on NotebookReview:
- Acer TravelMate 8200
- Dell Inspiron e1705 Intel Core Duo
- Dell XPS M2010 – Mobile Concept PC
- HP dv1000t
- Compaq v2000t
- Toshiba Qosmio G30/596LS
- Dynabook VX/780LS, SS SX
- Gateway NX860, M685-E, NX560 and M465-E
- Fujitsu LifeBook N6410 and E8110
- Sony VAIO FE and SZ Notebooks
- Lenovo ThinkPad T60
What other Core Duo notebooks are out there? What are the battery run time specs you’re seeing?


intel-core-duo-logo.gif
More insight on the potential battery run time of the MacBook Pro can be gleaned by looking at the specs of other notebooks using the Intel Core Duo processor.
According to PowerPage reader Brad Laue, the Acer TravelMate 8200 with similar specifications (Intel Core Duo 2.0GHz CPU, Radeon X1600, 1GB DDR2 667, 160GB SATA 5400RPM, 15.4 WSXGA+ screen) has an advertised runtime of approximately 6 hours when CPU performance is set to the Mac OS X equivalent of ‘automatic’ (CPU frequency scaling during idle).
You can review the specs on other notebooks with the Intel Core Duo chip by searching on NotebookReview:
- Acer TravelMate 8200
- Dell Inspiron e1705 Intel Core Duo
- Dell XPS M2010 – Mobile Concept PC
- HP dv1000t
- Compaq v2000t
- Toshiba Qosmio G30/596LS
- Dynabook VX/780LS, SS SX
- Gateway NX860, M685-E, NX560 and M465-E
- Fujitsu LifeBook N6410 and E8110
- Sony VAIO FE and SZ Notebooks
- Lenovo ThinkPad T60
What other Core Duo notebooks are out there? What are the battery run time specs you’re seeing?

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