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Acer Aspire One D260 on 22-hour battery life

So I got this Acer Aspire One D260 in Singapore during the PC Show 2010 earlier this month. I got it for about 15k and being a new model, I thought it was a bargain (it’s selling for 24k here).

I was just actually curious about that Android OS + Windows 7 dual-boot which Acer announced earlier so I wanted to investigate further.

Yugatech 728x90 Reno7 Series

Turns out the unit I got didn’t have Android in it. So I placed it aside and forgot about it. The other night, I tried installing Android 1.6 into the second partition but the result wasn’t as impressive as I expected. I reformatted and installed Windows 7 again.

Just now, while doing some driver updates, I ran Battery Bar and saw that the netbook was doing a very low discharge rate of only  -2,000 mWhr. With a 6-cell battery rated at 4400mAh, this gives the netbook a battery life of 22 hours!

I know it will even out as I use the netbook for surfing and other tasks but at least I know it is possible to conserve the battery life that long. Give me just half of that and I’m happy.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

17 Responses

  1. Avatar for tworunsoe tworunsoe says:

    very good aticle and this is meore aticle www.akkus-adapter.com

  2. Avatar for sami sami says:

    Would you prefer a Toshiba NB250-10D over this one?

  3. Avatar for domeng domeng says:

    i can’t believe it… 22 hours? however i am still interested on giving it a shot…

  4. Avatar for jhanice jhanice says:

    that’s quite unreal.

    in actuality, the 6-cell battery of the AOD260 will only last 8.5 hours max if the unit is left idle (unit is on but not being used).

    22 hours beats acer timeline series of 8+ hrs battery life. just impossible.

  5. Avatar for JKisaragi JKisaragi says:

    Hope you post a review of this netbook soon Sir Yuga =)

  6. Avatar for CarloBlogg Online 3.0 CarloBlogg Online 3.0 says:

    wow 22 hours, that’s a keeper :D Kaya lang baka nga in the long run bumaba ung hours when you start using a number of apps. :D
    How about updating us after a week or two of use sir Abe? :D

  7. Avatar for Darren Darren says:

    **samba***

  8. Avatar for jdGONEMAD jdGONEMAD says:

    master yuga, if you have any plans of selling it, you know where to find me. :D .. im currently looking for a secondary laptop.

  9. Avatar for lg lg says:

    acer..!!! yabang!! palpak namn

  10. Avatar for Spidey Spidey says:

    Lets test drive it later!

  11. Avatar for Calvin Calvin says:

    hehe magnonormalize din yan. same thing happened on the acer aspire 4740 that i’m currently reviewing. 22 hours. pero after long usage nag normalize na. turns out that the 4400mah battery can only give me 2.5 hours worth of juice. hehehe.

  12. Avatar for garri malaluan garri malaluan says:

    this sooo cool!! Anyways, netbooks are ideal for surfing the net, not for movie marathons..

  13. Avatar for jay jay says:

    aww.. Thats so not real.

    Can we just test this netbook running in real time conditions? WiFi use for hours or a movie marathon perhaps?

  14. Avatar for findingemo findingemo says:

    my acer aspire one 532h registers a discharge rate of 6,000mW

  15. Avatar for Teknisyan Teknisyan says:

    hmm… it’s not april 1 right? :)

    But if that is really really true… you got your self a very good battery! :D

  16. Avatar for Boo Boo says:

    Wishful thinking Abe!

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