Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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Big laptop batteries might sound simpler, but they are costly and have short lifespan.
Automotive battery costing about $80 will give you about 10 years of service.
I think Mac run longer on batteries because there is less junk that can affect them.
I am using my laptop in the whirlpool and when I used Internet Explorer, the battery would not last 1hr while the surfing would be slow because of all those spies IE absorbs. Than I switched to Firefox and the same battery would work 2.5 hr.
That was about a year ago. Now I notice Firefox is absorbing more and more junk as well. I am activating filters for pop-ups but it is uphill battle.