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Caddyroger
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join:2001-06-11
To the west

Laptop battery

I never had a laptop before so I am new at this. How does a battery last in a laptop? I will use it on a airplane watching dvds. The battery that came with is a 5200 mAH battery.
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dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
What make and model is the laptop?


Caddyroger
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join:2001-06-11
To the west
It is a Dell Latitude D630
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Caddy

tcope
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join:2003-05-07
Sandy, UT
kudos:2
reply to Caddyroger
If a six cell battery, watching a DVD you'd expect to get at least 3 hours. I doubt any more then 4 hours. Watch a DVD drains the battery pretty quick. As I read, they also have an optional nice cell battery. I'd expect you'd get 4.5 hours from that.

I think you should be fine on a coast to coast flight or at least for an entire movie.


dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
reply to Caddyroger
grab ya a 9 cell if you don't have it... the battery extends over the edge if it has it.

some company on amazon is selling them for 32 with shipping.

looks like original part 9 cell runs 90-120.


tp0d
yabbazooie
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join:2001-02-13
Carnegie, PA
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if you tweak the brightness on the laptop down, you can prolly squeeze a bit more time.. a larger battery isnt a bad idea tho for a long flight, and you`d have the orig as a spare

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