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I was reading a few reviews of the Samsung Series 5 on the web last night, including on TechCrunch and they all seem to say the battery life and power optimization is pretty incredible... they are suggesting that an 8 hour battery life will be the MINIMUM, and that some users may experience 12 - 15 hours of life!!!
It would be amazing to take a Series 5 to school, use it all day long on battery power alone without having to lug around an AC adapter... and then charge it overnight.

Nice work Google :)
 

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Minimum battery life of 8 hours? That is huge! If you're working at a WiFi location, it's not always possible to find an outlet for an adapter. If a meeting runs long, well a dead battery is no way to impress an employer or client. Major selling point for me!
 

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Wow! A battery life of over 8 hours is incredible to me. My current laptop gets only about 6 so it would be great to have more. I'm a student so it's really useful for me to have a model that's going to last a while.
 

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How true is that? I have a 12-cell battery that is supposedly supposed to last for 8 hours but it hardly goes past 6. That would be incredible. Eight hours would just be marvelous.
 

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Well maybe google made chromebooks to attract students more and people who want a lot of portability. Anyway battery life is a huge feature
 

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I really hope that the actual product lives up to the claim regarding battery life. It would be disappointing otherwise. I'm happy to see that these companies are realizing that the battery life of most devices just isn't long enough.
 

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8 hours minimum? That sounds fantastic... No more lugging around bulky A/C cables along during the day. Knowing Google, though, I have a feeling the chargers themselves won't be unnecessarily big.
 

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This is the main reason why Samsung has a better Chromebook than Acer. It's still baffles me how people can buy laptops that can barely run for 3 hours.
 

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I was reading a few reviews of the Samsung Series 5 on the web last night, including on TechCrunch and they all seem to say the battery life and power optimization is pretty incredible... they are suggesting that an 8 hour battery life will be the MINIMUM, and that some users may experience 12 - 15 hours of life!!!
It would be amazing to take a Series 5 to school, use it all day long on battery power alone without having to lug around an AC adapter... and then charge it overnight.

Nice work Google :)
Sources?

I'm just curious as to what the settings are for the tests. I mean, even if the 15 hour estimate was using low brightness, text-only browsing I think I'd be fine with that.

Either way, pretty impressive battery life, especially if 8 hours is even average much less minimum. It'll be exciting to see when these chromebooks officially release.
 

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My current laptop has 3 hours at most, but might suddenly drop or increase in battery time depending on the CPU being sued for browsing, watching videos, running software, etc.
 

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I would imagine battery life will depend on what your doing, as it does with all things. If the CPU and GPU are working hard, or the wifi/3g radio are turned on, battery life will go down. I was reading 8.5 hours of heavy use, but like others here, I have had different results with other devices that I already own; this will for me be just like everything else, I'll really know when I get one and put it through "my" paces. I'll be very happy with 8+ hours if it works out that way, I am not however willing to tolerate a dim screen and sluggish performance to get there, I'd rather have lower battery time and higher quality.
 

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More than double the battery life of todays laptops would be killer. These devices are really going to push the mobility movement.
 
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