Linked by h3rman on Thu 21st May 2009 11:01 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Few hardware vendors have not yet launched their own mini laptop (or, "netbook"). Most brands these days produce their own version of the same hardware, with Intel's i386-compatible Atom cpu's and Windows XP installed on a spinning hard drive or sometimes still a solid state disk. Some Linux models are still sold by some vendors, among whom Asus, which more or less started selling in this OLPC-inspired genre of laptops.
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The battery life is one and a half hours, it's a light 3-cell battery.
As for suspension/hibernation, unfortunately that's not there (yet?) in Linux on MIPS on this machine at least.
I often take this laptop to the univ. library for hours and I can plug in the power adapter there. I usually don't think about battery life for laptops, so that wasn't much of a deal breaker for me. Especially since battery life tends to deteriorate rather quickly if you really put it to good use. So then you end up with replacement batteries, or extra batteries anyway. So I don't care that much but I can imagine it would be a problem to some people.
I'm still waiting for the solar cell laptop anyway. :-)

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