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Old 12-29-2012, 11:12 AM   #146
JD Gumby
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Anyway, the real question here is whether tablets and phones and laptops can be too thin when they only have 3 to 10 hours of real usable battery life?
Why not? Would you actively use your tablet/phone for more than that in a normal day? A device rated at 8 hours for battery life is more than enough for normal usage as long as you're not afraid to plug it in before going to bed or for a heavy task (like streaming a movie to your TV or something), and let the screen sleep when you don't actually need it on.

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I would like to see all devices with 24 solid hours of batter life. That would be three 8 hour days. If you look at the size of the battery in these devices, you realize that by adding 5 to 10mm to total thickness, you could achieve that.

I am ok with that.
You'd be okay with adding 50% to, perhaps even doubling, the thickness (most tabs seem to be just under 1cm thick) and greatly increasing the weight? You'd be looking at a bit over 2lbs for a 10" tablet (perhaps even a full kilogram; at which point you might as well get a laptop instead) and probably closing in on 1 & 1/4 lbs (like 675g) for a 7".

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