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Old 17th June 2008, 23:44   #1
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Quicktek has announced the Apple Juicz, a foldable solar panel that can be used to power Apple's Macbook Air notebook.

Even if you love the idea of Apple's MacBook Air super-thin notebook computers, you've probably noticed their built-in batteries aren't removable or swappable, which makes it nigh impossible to swap in another battery when you're on the road, out in the wild, or just need a little more juice.

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Old 18th June 2008, 08:22   #2
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So, to use the world's thinnest laptop descently, you have to take a solar panel with you, making the macbook air nothing near the thinnest laptop ??? That's like ... buying a beertender and keep your beer in the fridge because the beertender isn't powerfull enough to cool your beer.

computer logics ... it's nothing near the word
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No, because the macbook air consumes so little you can use a solar panel to power it.
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Old 18th June 2008, 16:21   #4
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wutske you missed the point
the air has a power brick but when you're in the wild you can run on solar energy, quite cool
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Old 18th June 2008, 17:09   #5
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Definitely cool. Have they said if the new Voodoo laptops are going to have a swappable battery? Because if they do, I'd prefer it to the Air.
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Old 18th June 2008, 19:09   #6
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I'm not saying it's not cool, it IS cool
But it feels more like a patch for a crappy battery
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Old 18th June 2008, 19:23   #7
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because 4 hours battery life is short?

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Apple's 5 hour claim is laughable but not as much as I expected. If I wanted to I suspect I could hit 5 hours by making the web browsing test less stressful, but my focus was on real world usage scenarios, not proving Apple correct. Regardless, 4 hours and 16 minutes doing what I consider to be the intended usage model of the Air is respectable. It's not great, but it's not terrible either.
http://www.anandtech.com/mac/showdoc...&cp=1#comments

give me a break
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Old 18th June 2008, 19:53   #8
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because 4 hours battery life is short?


http://www.anandtech.com/mac/showdoc...&cp=1#comments

give me a break
I can surf for aprox. 5 hours with my Inspiron 6400 which has a bigger screen, an nV GfGo7300 and I can charge the battery in only 2-3 hours.
Anyway, it's a nice gadget and it would be nice if it were made available for more laptops (and a bit less pricey too)
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Yes, but now find a portable ich is that small and with such battery time For a 13 inch screen.
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I can surf for aprox. 5 hours with my Inspiron 6400 which has a bigger screen, an nV GfGo7300 and I can charge the battery in only 2-3 hours.
also got solar polar to charge it when you're not near a power plug?
the reason the air has limited battery life is due to reduced battery size (duh) not because it's a power guzzler
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