Monday, November 19, 2012

The perfect Chromebook is just one feature away from reality

I'm back to using my MacBook Air while my Chromebook is being evaluated by Samsung.

One of the things I miss the most about my Chromebook is the battery life. I'm only getting about 3 to 4 hours from my MacBook Air as compared to 6 hours on my 550. That's disappointing to say the least.

Given all the excitement around the latest Samsung ARM Chromebook and the ACER Chromebook, this is a vital feature I wish one manufacturer would figure out how to expand to a crazy-long capacity.

What qualifies as "crazy-long capacity"? I'll tell you.

In a perfect world (that is...Ben's perfect world...), the Chromebook would have the battery life of my iPad—nearly 10 hours.

Now that would be...well...perfect.

Is this reasonable, or am I way off?