Originally Posted by DetroitFlyer
I sure would like to see a photograph of this bad boy installed on a Mini 9.... It looks huge in the photograph by itself.... Still, I would sure like to get 10 hours out of a battery once in a while. I really thought 3 to 4 would be enough, but I'm amazed at how many times I have to plug the Mini in after I have been using it for 3 to 4 hours....
I'll post some tomorrow. The only think I'm not liking is that it does steal the last degree or two on the tilt of the LCD. I usually like mine tilted to the limit which I thought wasn't too generous to begin with.
The added mass so far hasn't given me any real issues. I guess I'll be looking for a new carry case as I doubt the Made for Dell Timbuk2 case is going to work with the big battery installed. Maybe the battery can ride in the small storage pocket? I'll try that tomorrow and report that too.
I'm using Windows 7 and I'm not very familiar with the power management choices. I note that at the 10% warning I still had an hour left of juice, though power management seemed to step down the performance in order to save run time I guess. I'd like to tweak that. I'd guess that some of my frustration with the Mini 9 was battery management with the small battery as it would run out of juice faster, and step performance down. So tweaking is probably in order.