Your laptop can have all the top of the line capabilities in the world; however if the battery can’t keep up with these capabilities, they essentially become useless.
Laptopmag recently posted a review of Hewlett Packard’s HP Pavilion dm3t series. HP boasts that the laptop, which starts at the fairly reasonable price of $650, is “powered by Intel’s ultra-low-voltage, dual-core processors, and with up to 10 hours of battery life, these PCs have the stamina to go all day.” Laptopmag went ahead and put the Pavilion dm3t’s battery to the test, and although it didn’t quite reach the 10 hour mark, it did come impressively close.
Battery Life of HP Pavilion dm3t:
Because the ULV CPU inside the dm3t sips power, the six-cell battery lasted an impressive 9 hours and 7 minutes on the LAPTOP Battery Test (continuous Web surfing over Wi-Fi). This endurance is significantly better than the Toshiba T135’s 7:23, but the ASUS UL30A is still the champ in this category with a run time of 9:55. Nevertheless, you’ll be able to use dm3t for most—if not all—of the day before needing to hunt for an outlet.
One of the most crucial aspects of purchasing a laptop is knowing just how long you’ll be able to use the machine in between charges. Do your research, and make sure your laptop can stay powered up long enough to complete the tasks and activities you purchased it for.
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