I bet a whole bunch of you frequent bidness travelers have known this for a while, but I have just discovered this, since I am a bit of a laptop newbie. Last time I flew American Airlines I noticed a 12V DC "powerport" as they call it underneath the seat. Apparently they offer this only on certain planes and only underneath certain seats, so you have to check beforehand (orbitz.com illustrated where these were pretty well), but you can plug in your cigarette lighter adapter power brick and suck off the plane's juice! This was a stunningly glorious revelation as I go to school in SoCal and fly home to Chicago somewhat often. And so I was playing FarCry, Painkiller, and Manhunt on my 8790 for 3.5 hours straight while the incredulous dude next to me was stuck playing with himself. I just wanted to let everyone in the Sager community that I love so much know of this great way to make your battery inconsequential on an airplane flight.
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6/8/04 at 1:45am