Hi all, I am in the market for qx9300 laptop and have narrowed it down to either a dell m4400 or HP 8530w but was interested to know what was the average battery life I could expect? (using say full wifi, microsoft word, Mozilla with multiple tabs open, bluetooth dongle etc) I plan on using the 9 cell extended battery and a battery slice, is it reasonable to expect 8 hours run time with the configuration? Secondly there is a videocard option on the HP 9530w called the v5700 which is a downgrade, does that card use less wattage than the fx770m? Warranty does anyone have experience with dell warranty vs HP warranty? Is one easier to use than the other, more supportive, faster etc? Lastly I keep reading such great things about this new processor called the Clarksfield. I understand it shuts off core when not in use an has better wifi functionality (read: lower battery usage). Does anyone know whether these features will increase the battery life by hours or only minutes? I also read about centrino price cuts coming in June, pardon my ignorance but is a qx9300 part of the centrino family?
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3/31/09 at 4:05am