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Friday February 29, 2008

Will Blu-ray Drives Drain Laptop Batteries?

Now that Blu-ray is the winning HD format, will laptop batteries be able to hold a charge long enough to watch a Blu-ray movie? You’d think that a manufacturer would factor that in when designing a laptop with a built in Blu-ray drive.

But the promise of viewing an increasing variety of HD movies on your laptop may be overshadowed by ongoing concerns over the technology's vampiric effect on battery life. Indeed, if the first generation of Blu-ray equipped laptops are any indication, you might not get more than halfway through that movie before running out of juice completely, analysts say.

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