Netbooks have amazing battery life. This is a known factor, something that everyone takes when buying a netbook. And it is, for the most part, true. Netbooks are provided only by certain ultra-low voltage processor compete ultraportables like the Asus UL30, when it comes to battery life.
But as someone who spends a lot of time looking, and discussion of netbooks, I began to feel that something is very wrong going on in the world get the battery life was. ASUS and Toshiba already do, especially some pretty crazy claims about the battery life of their netbooks. According to Asus 1001P, even those who have a small battery that can run away from a wall outlet for 11 hours. Toshiba makes the same claim about its new NB305. The question is, this battery life claims mesh with reality, or are they marketing to white lies, aimed to attract the consumer?
To find out, I decided to take a look at a couple of popular, recent netbooks and compare the battery life, which the manufacturers claim that this netbook is the battery life, well actually in the tests by three known review websites reached to achieve. I have the Acer Aspire One 532h, the Asus Eee PC 1001P and the Toshiba Mini NB305 as my guinea pig. What did I find?
Acer Aspire One 532h (Acer Aspire Laptop Battery)
• Claimed battery life: 8 hours
• About.com Rating: 5 hours
• Computer Hopper: 6 hours 8 minutes
• PCmag.com: 9 hours 5 minutes
Asus Eee PC 1001P) ( ASUS laptop battery)
• Claimed battery life: 11 hours
• Laptop Magazine Review: 8 hours 40 minutes
• Notebook Reviews: 8 hours 1 minutes
• Netbook Reviews: 8 hours 30 minutes
Toshiba Mini NB305 ( Toshiba laptop battery)
• Claimed battery life: 11 hours
• Engadget Review: 6 hours 30 minutes
• CNET Review: 7 hours 4 minutes
• Laptop Magazine Review: 8 hours 37 minutes
Ouch. The Acer Aspire One netbook is the only one able to come close to its claimed battery life seems. In fact, the criticism succeeds in its stated battery life of more than an hour. The ASUS Eee PC is capable of doing things in the area of 8 hours, and that's good to keep. But it is still almost 30 percent less than ASUS claims. And then we have the Toshiba NB305, which breaks only the 8 hour mark in a review. The actual battery life in the Engadget and CNET Reviews are about 35% less than what Toshiba claims.
It has always been the case that manufacturers have a little boldly claims the battery life in laptops and netbooks, but this is getting out of hand. I would like the conditions under which Toshiba was able to obtain 11 hours of battery life to know. There are exaggerations, and then there are lies, and Toshiba's claim is available on the line between them.
It is not that this behavior is a matter of course, either. I noticed that both Samsung and MSI were more honest about battery life, Acer and was not not too far away. The Samsung N150, for example, is listed on Amazon.com as seven hours of battery life. Most assessments indicate that the N150 gets about six hours. There is still a bit less than what Samsung claims but the claim is at least plausible.
What is interesting is that, at least in the case of Asus, and Toshiba, the situation is getting worse. Here, the claimed battery life of two older products and the actual battery life is found in the comments.
Asus Eee PC 1005HA
• Claimed battery life: 10 hours
• CNET Review: 6 hours 51 minutes
• PC World: 8 hours 11 minutes
• Laptop Magazine Review: 8 hours 57 minutes
• Claimed battery life: 9 hours
• CNET Review: 6 hours 14 minutes
• PC World: 9 hours 53 minutes
• Laptop Magazine: 9 hours 24 minutes
As you can see, the numbers here are much more realistic. ASUS is still a little too enthusiastic, but found two of the reviews that it carried out within 20% of its claimed battery life. The Toshiba NB205 in fact exceeded its claimed battery life in two reviews. Interesting here is that the Toshiba NB205 have to better battery life than the newer Toshiba NB305, NB305 Toshiba although claims that lasts two hours longer than the NB205 is displayed.
So why Toshiba and ASUS now exaggerate the battery life of netbooks through its such a large margin? I think there are three reasons behind it.
The first is feature creep. New netbooks will be better than the old, but Intel has not improved the performance of the atom, so that netbook manufacturers have something else to insist on the chest to find. I'm sure Toshiba was very embarrassed when they had their new netbook worse battery life than their old one, but the marketing department did not find it. Or 11 hours was beaten on the Toshiba and it was shown the door.
The second is Pinetrail. Intel has made a big stink about Pinetrail, but since I made it clear before I think Pinetrail sucks. Pinetrail the only real advantage over the previous Atom processors, battery life, and it seems that Asus and Toshiba and took that idea and ran with it regardless of how big the actual battery life was increased.
But the main reason why they do this because it works and no one calls them out on it. Sure, know that enthusiasts is the battery life is usually exaggerated, but not everyone is an enthusiast. An overstatement of 30% or more is a bitter pill, but is much less informed consumers is not knowing what to buy to swallow it.
Of course, the purpose of this article, ASUS and Toshiba's name on it, although I do not know if they ever do much good. Nevertheless, someone has to say something. I know that the companies are exaggerating. That's what set the company PR department. But as I said earlier, there is a line between exaggeration and lies. ASUS and Toshiba are to follow in this series.
Do you have any theories on why this happens? Or is there something I am missing? Let me know in the comments.
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