Netbook Battery Life Comparison

By Taylor Thomas Apr 13th, 2009
By now you've likely gotten your brain around the idea that netbooks and laptops are not the same. And while you're still trying to figure out the "notbook" and the MID (mobile internet device), you feel you could give a two hour discourse on netbooks. Unfortunately, only some of the netbooks' batteries will actually last that long. Which ones?

We commend Darren Yates and the folks at NetbookReview, who have conducted a (rudimentary as it may be) great test to determine battery life of all the major netbooks, including:

  • Acer Aspire One AOA110

  • Asus Eee PC 1000HD

  • Asus Eee PC 1000H
  • Asus Eee PC 901

  • Asus Eee PC S101

  • Asus N10J

  • Dell Inspiron Mini 12

  • Dell Inspiron Mini 9

  • HP Mini 1001TU

  • Lenovo IdeaPad S10

  • MSI Wind U100

  • MSI Wind U115 Hybrid

  • Toshiba NB100

We don't want to steal their thunder, so we put the list in alphabetical order. For the competitive breakdown you should see their lineup. Let's just say that the only Hybrid model on the list managed to get the best gas mileage battery life.

For some great netbook comparisons on a variety of factors like features, technical specs, and overall value, definitely refer to our expert netbook reviews. Or check out the Netbook Buyer's Guide, or the following netbook resources:

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MSI Laptop Showdown: Wind Vs. X-Slim

Intel Highlights the Next Stage in Mobile Tech: MIDs

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