With Core 2 comes reduced power consumption and with that comes longer battery life. So much so that Rockdirect's latest laptop can keep at it for over 7 hours.
The new Pegasus T12 is aimed at businessmen and teachers, both the kinds of people who could do with a laptop that can go all day without a recharge, apparently. The 7 hour run time is as obtained using the MobileMark 2002 productivity workload test.
Laptops with a battery life in this region aren't unheard of, IBM's X41 managing over 6 hours, for example, and numerous laptops theoretically capable of more with the addition of a second battery pack (usually put in place of the optical drive). Nevertheless, Core 2 Duo 'Merom' and a 10 000mAh battery in the T12 give it its longevity.
This gives schools and colleges the opportunity to get a full working day from the notebook without the need to recharge. Business users who operate on the road will also find this a great feature. rock customers need no longer experience the distraction of searching for a power socket in the middle of a lesson or presentation!
Phew, I'm glad about that! £750 ex VAT will get you a Core 2 Duo T5500. The T12 has a 15.4" screen, although at the time of writing it's not known what GPU drives it; we're guessing Intel GMA. The T12 will be available for purchase from the 28th August.