[Novalug] Finally small reasonably priced linux laptops!
David A. Cafaro
dac at cafaro.net
Tue Jun 3 10:19:22 EDT 2008
Most laptops include a switch to turn off WiFi when not in use (also a
requirement when traveling on airlines as you are not "supposed" to
have it on).
I don't know how well or at what level these laptops can shut off
their wifi. On my old Sharp MM20 I know that shutting off the wifi
(via a button press) when not needed stopped broadcasting and added a
noticeable increase in battery life.
Another nice thing about these laptops is they all seem to be fairly
power efficient with good battery run times. All seem to be in the 3
hour plus range with the standard battery.
On Jun 3, 2008, at 10:12 AM, Ed James wrote:
> It's a personal thing with me, and prolly won't matter to most people,
> but I put a high value on low-power usage. In particular, how long
> can I run it off my UPS when the power goes out.
> To this end, I try to get the least computing power needed to run
> the stuff I wanna run. For example, I don't really need super
> fast and super large RAM, of ginormous amounts of HD space and
> One thing that I have a hard time getting a handle on is how much
> power the WiFi circuits use when I don't need them, such as
> when I'm wired into a router.
> Ed James
> Quoting "David A. Cafaro" <dac at cafaro.net>:
> ... Are there
>> other options for new modern laptops in this mini-size I'm missing
>> (that don't look like crap and have crappy specs). Anything larger
David A. Cafaro <dac at cafaro.net>
Cafaro's Ramblings: www.cafaro.net
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