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Byline: Paul Korzeniowski
Investor's Business Daily
Laptops now are advanced enough to store lots of information and deliver snazzygraphics and video on big, high-resolution screens.
But these new features have a downside: They can quickly sap the device's battery life. If you're running a digital videodisc player, for instance, you often run through your battery power in less than an hour.
Not surprisingly, that's unacceptable to many laptop users.
"Users are certai
nly interested in laptop systems that can operate for more than an hour or two," said Martin Reynolds, an analyst at Dataquest Inc., a San Jose, Calif., market research firm. …