15 hour battery life
I've been reading up on some of the Japanese technology that never makes it to the states from websites like myicube.com and dynamism.com and some of the Panasonic notebooks have battery life up to a staggering 15 hours! I understand these manufactuer estimates are always optimistic but the actual life must be incredible as well. Strangely though, most of the specs on them are similar, if not the same, as Apple's notebooks. Some even have 15" monitors. What's the deal with this? Are they using some sweet new battery that doesn't meet U.S. regulations? They're even thinner and lighter as well! Why are we not seeing this type of innovation in Apple's notebooks? If I was interested in Windows XP still I would buy one of these Panasonics up right now, but I've been bitten by the switchers bug and now want nothing but a decent Macbook or Macbook Pro.