Originally Posted by robertc
Heh. Good option instead of a netbook. The E-300 and E-450 still can't keep up with the speed of the Intel version, but over 9hrs battery life on an AMD APU with good graphics, a matte screen, and a good keyboard? Not bad.
battery life is always grossely exagerated as the industy uses really old benchmarks to test their new laptops. Most E-350's give you about 6.5-7Hrs battery life with careful use with a standard 6 cell battery.
Intel Atoms are great for battery life - 8-9hrs on a 6 Cell but you tend to sacrifice a lot of media and gaming capability if you run with the Atom for more battery life. With the E-350 you play games like L4D, some of the CoD games - MW3 included and even crysis 2 but you need to set the resolution right down. all this is impossible to do on an intel atom