Originally Posted by LDBoblo
Why do I have this odd feeling we're just going to see a flood of mediocre devices with bad designs and 5-hour batteries?
It does seem like battery life could be an area where compromises might be made in order to keep the weight of win7 devices low enough, but as long as they remain competitive with netbooks that should be good enough for most people and won't automatically mean they are bad devices since they will be gaining expansion ports etc. as compensation.
The crucial thing they will have to get right is the performance of these devices, getting that wrong will obviously have a more immediate negative effect on somebody's opinion of a device than the relative listed battery lifes.