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What are the biggest complaints from any laptop user battery life there's a new Intel process are that has dramatically boosted.
The battery life of laptops and guest says has tested two of.
-- -- -- what -- started back with us today from Washington DC and all things digital the personal technology columnist at the Wall Street Journal it's good to see it can Waltz has been some time where.
Struggling well I've been.
I've been on the road a little but I am.
I have to say I'm a little puzzled by that lazy boy thing because that's the best -- to watch a basketball game and I don't watch again last night.
I did so you know lazy boy I mean I don't know what you're Celtics fan -- let's -- -- I am I am I'm a fan of all the New England to him.
Yeah news and Kamal -- -- well speaking of laptops.
What out of this and this is some serious matter like hot that's a big deal this -- you get excited when there's an iPhone announcement or something -- we should be excited about processors right.
Well it's very unusual that I.
Get excited about process -- try to remember the last time I actually wrote a column about it and that's because.
That Intel and and other companies that make these processors do continually improve them but not.
Necessarily -- ways that make -- big difference to an average user and this is the exception.
They they really optimize this around battery life partly -- they.
Did the threat from tablets to laptops has been partly because tablets have such great battery life and I -- to say they really I was skeptical but.
It turned out they really did increase the -- life on on the MacBook here.
That I tested which is the most popular of these in the -- a lap -- in the market.
Up my last batter life a couple years ago was.
Like six hours and change I got ten hours and change this time.
On an essentially.
Identical machine apple is not you know really.
Fundamentally redesigned thing that's like a 65%.
Increase in battery life on the same stance.
While now so open how important is battery life -- semi final laptop in it in terms of it and just their perception of importance.
Well I think it's very important and perception I think.
There are obviously big heavy laptops that you tend to keep -- home more in the office plugged in 90% of the time and for those.
Kinda -- -- port -- for this class the windows ultra books which are like the MacBook Air thin and light or for the MacBook Air.
Where you're traveling going to be on a plane you're going to be looking -- for.
Outlets to plug -- and if you can you do get.
And like I did ten hours and really I think in normal use that probably gets over -- -- then Apple's claiming up to twelve.
That's that's huge that's truly all day without having to worry about looking for a place to plug it in.
And makes a really big difference just a question whether you're willing to pay for -- -- in terms of these they're not cheap yet but apple and knocked a hundred bucks off that I'll have the same time.
It's still over a thousand dollars it's still not you know -- cheap laptop the Sony I looked at.
It needs an extra battery to get that better life because they they need -- thing especially in light and it -- More money than the apple but.
There's going to be you're gonna see these trickling out into everybody's brand of laptops.
Over the summer and fall on I think it's one of the biggest.
Impacts that a new it's Intel chip has -- -- New Year's -- be kicking game seven.
Hi I think I think I got on the momentum guy I think yeah I think I have to pick people who.
The heat -- at home and everything else of course technology guy got to be for momentum and hooked everything else.
Ray Allen's little Celtic -- -- the Celtics fan right the right thing that I agree with me now on the spurs to land that was so that was that game changer not a game change -- a series -- Andrea.
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