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Mac Air battery life and other question

Message #1 - Posted 2008/07/18 - nickravo@gmail.com

I'm thinking of buying one to lighten by traveling load, but I take long and long-haul flights (Miami-LA a lot and LA-Sydney several times a year). I'm usually but not always in business class, so I get a power plug. But if I am in coach, which is bad enough, laptop battery life is everything. I've been carrying two or three extras with my MacBook, just in case I get stuffed in steerage.

So, realistically, how much battery life should I expect if I want to:

1) Just catch up on e-mail and write Word and Excel documents? 2) Watch a movie I have downloaded?

Next question: Are there good external batteries that don't weigh so much as to defeat he purpose of buying a Mac Air?

One last question: is this dual core? I mean, can I also load Windows and run Outlook?

Thanks in advance.

Message #2 - Posted 2008/07/19 - Michelle Steiner

Previously, "nickravo@gmail.com wrote:

One last question: is this dual core? I mean, can I also load Windows and run Outlook?

Yes, you can, but that has nothing to do with whether it's dual core. BTW, it is dual core.

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Message #3 - Posted 2008/07/19 - Mike Rosenberg

Michelle Steiner wrote:

One last question: is this dual core? I mean, can I also load Windows and run Outlook?

Yes, you can, but that has nothing to do with whether it's dual core. BTW, it is dual core.

Just to expand on Michelle's response, the fact that a Mac has an Intel processor instead of a PowerPC processor means it can run Windows without using an emulation program. Dual core means you have two processors in a single unit. I'm using a Quad core PowerPC G5, which has two dual core units, but it's not an Intel Mac so it cannot run Windows without Virtual PC or the equivalent.

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Message #4 - Posted 2008/07/23 - nickravo@gmail.com

On Jul 19, 11:40=A0pm, Mike Rosenberg wrote:

Michelle Steiner wrote:

One last question: is this dual core? I mean, can I also load Windows and run Outlook?

Yes, you can, but that has nothing to do with whether it's dual core. BTW, it is dual core.

Just to expand on Michelle's response, the fact that a Mac has an Intel processor instead of a PowerPC processor means it can run Windows without using an emulation program. Dual core means you have two processors in a single unit. I'm using a Quad core PowerPC G5, which has two dual core units, but it's not an Intel Mac so it cannot run Windows without Virtual PC or the equivalent.

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And battery life, external batteries?

Message #5 - Posted 2008/08/04 - nickravo@gmail.com

On Jul 23, 7:35=A0pm, "nickr...@gmail.com wrote:

On Jul 19, 11:40=A0pm, Mike Rosenberg wrote:

Michelle Steiner wrote:

One last question: is this dual core? I mean, can I also load Windo=

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and run Outlook?

Yes, you can, but that has nothing to do with whether it's dual core. BTW, it is dual core.

Just to expand on Michelle's response, the fact that a Mac has an Intel processor instead of a PowerPC processor means it can run Windows without using an emulation program. Dual core means you have two processors in a single unit. I'm using a Quad core PowerPC G5, which ha=

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two dual core units, but it's not an Intel Mac so it cannot run Windows without Virtual PC or the equivalent.

--
My latest ballroom dance performance:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D_=

W5Z5DGYIvM

I kill Google Groups posts. Seehttp://improve-usenet.orgfordetails.

And battery life, external batteries?

So, realistically, how bad is the battery life?

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