Do you remember when we were all impressed if you could get 2 hours out of a laptop battery? I do – it wasn’t all that long ago…maybe 8 years. Nowadays, we pull our faces at 6-8 hours. This laptop is telling me I currently have only 2hrs 40mins left, and I’ve been using it for about 1hr 20mins already. Maybe I shouldn’t be running the screen so bright, or running 5 or 6 applications in the background…but still…less than 3 hours left? I’m still going to be awake after this dies!
And another thing – I have caught myself doing something I think I hate quite a lot recently – using the term ‘app’ to describe desktop applications. Grrrrr. It’s inevitable that everything will become an app, but still. Grrrrr.
And don’t get me started on laptops in general – I am highly miffed about people buying laptops nowadays – the manufacturers have cottoned on to what consumers are looking for – a big, 15.6inch screen, lots of RAM and HD space and see if you can’t stick ‘dual core’ or ‘latest Intel processor’ in the advert too. Then wrap it all up in the heaviest, most plasticky case in the world and couple it with a screen resolution that looked outdated on much smaller screens 3 years ago (1366 x 768 on a near 16″ screen? come on….).
And that’s before I even start talking about laptop battery life….