Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Mar 2010 21:55 UTC
Legal I guess this is what some people would call "karma". Apple may shout off the rooftops that it invented multitouch, and that anyone else using it is clearly stealing it from them - but another company has taken offence to that, and has slapped the Cupertino giant with a patent infringement suit over multitouch.
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RE[3]: Good news?
by darknexus on Thu 1st Apr 2010 05:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good news?"
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

To be fair, the latest generation of Macbook is quite nice and it gets battery life I've never seen in a typically-designed PC laptop with as much computing power. Of course that form and battery come at a price, namely that you can no longer change it yourself unless you want to void your warranty.

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RE[4]: Good news?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 1st Apr 2010 06:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Good news?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yes, the form (of the mac book) detracts from the function (of changing the battery). That is correct. That is what I do *not* like about apple 2010.

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RE[5]: Good news?
by Mellin on Thu 1st Apr 2010 07:50 in reply to "RE[4]: Good news?"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

Dell Vostro V13 N0113002 built in battery so not just Apple does that

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RE[4]: Good news?
by fatjoe on Thu 1st Apr 2010 07:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Good news?"
fatjoe Member since:
2010-01-12

Is that really true anymore? I am getting 11+ hours from the [better speced] ASUS UL30.

Just to clear things up, what do you get out of a MBA with moderate use?

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RE[5]: Good news?
by darknexus on Thu 1st Apr 2010 18:03 in reply to "RE[4]: Good news?"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Is that really true anymore? I am getting 11+ hours from the [better speced] ASUS UL30.

Just to clear things up, what do you get out of a MBA with moderate use?


I wasn't referring to the Air, at least that's what I assume you meant by MBA. I was referring to the $999 Macbook in its latest edition. I agree, the Air is pathetic when you put it against other subnotebooks like the UL30, but I was talking about full-powered laptops. The UL30 and the Macbook are in completely different categories, and the Macbook is speced much higher than the UL30 as a result. So far, I've gotten the battery life advertised on the units I've used, a good 7 hours. I was even able to run it for five hours with OS X and a Windows XP virtual machine running at the same time. I'd actually like to know, is there a full-powered PC laptop that can match the Macbook when it comes to battery? Note that I'm only talking about the latest generation with the new battery.

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