I had the same problem Pyrobob
I had the same problem. I use my Sager 8890 on the plane for about an hour and a half for part of a movie. Which kinda sucks. Especially since I go to school in Boston, and I live in Seattle. That's a six and a half hour straight flight with Alaska Airlines. I've found that the best way is to get to the airport early and watch the first part of the movie "plugged in" at the lobby.
I decided to invest in a supplementary toy. I got a HP Ipaq 2215 Pocket PC, which totally rocks. I use it, along with my big SD cards as my movie/mp3 player now. I get a good 6 hours on straight mp3 playback.
The problem with our Sagers is that they are so incompatible with things. It's getting better now, keeping in mind that the Sager 8890 has been around for almost a year now. I just put in my order for a Targus Sport Deluxe from Amazon (suprisingly they had the best deal the day I ordered it). We're missing out on airline chargers, suitcase chargers (not the best thing at the airport), and sadly, protective cases (backpack in my case). No pun intended.
I havn't really looked into this, but I heard that the new Sager 8890 don't have the 16 inch screen anymore. Is this true? Then did they go with a high quality 15 inch? I actually got the first Sager 8890 shipped out from http://www.powernotebooks.com
way back when. Mines a beautiful 16 inch with no pixel issues. I love my screen except that I get crammed in my airplane seat because there's almost no room. I ain't complainin' though.
Okay, so my post was pointless...
I am curious about the lcd screen though. If so, then is the new Sager 8890 smaller and lighter weight?