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Default Battery Life Mini 10 v - 10-26-2010, 06:50 AM

Thanks to these forums I have received great advice on which external DVD driver to buy and then which software to download to view DVDs.
I have just ordered the Liteon 8X Top Load DVDrw Black and will download VLC when it arrives. With a 30 hour journey to South Africa I have coming up with my 4 year old.

Please tell me about BATTERY LIFE: It looks like the battery only works for 6.5 hours before needing charging> Is this correct?
I am also wondering if using the external DVD drive would it actually last even shorter due to added power drive requires?
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Default 10-26-2010, 02:21 PM

yes, using the external DVD drive will shorten the battery life, and the 6.5 hours that you mentioned even without the DVD drive is also based on what else the system is doing at the time, the screen brightness and disk i/o will also effect the battery life

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