Originally Posted by johare
The 9300 is using a Sonoma/Pentium M chipset, has 3.4 hour battery life with the standard battery (over 5 hours with an upgraded battery) and weighs in under 8 pounds. Think it has far more in common with the 4480 than it does with the 12.5lb 9860 which uses a P4 and gets a little more than 1 hour out of its battery.
Sorry, I dunno why I was thinking the 9300 had the P4, guess I should spend more time reviews Dell than being up all night putting new options and models on our own site .
Up to 5 hrs? Is that if you buy the upgraded battery, the 1.6GHZ CPU, and the X300 GPU and run with 1 basic program? I believe that's how most companies rate their battery life is with the least demanding options. I like to run a DVD full screen at a volume that I can hear well and time it until it shuts off for my battery life tests. That way it's 100% even playing ground for best comparisons and a decent load for what a lot of people do when on battery. I may have to order one to put them side by side. The 4880 is supposed to really do well with the battery and I won't give it any breaks in the review.