Laptops with a battery life of 28 hours may soon become a reality, and it won't even require a bigger battery.
According to Intel's announcement at Computex, the company is working on something called "Intel Low Power Display Technology," which can cut LCD power consumption in half, and thus drastically reduce battery drainage.
Today's laptops have processors which can use an array of techniques to reduce battery consumption, but their screens, which also drain a lot of battery life, are a tougher nut to crack.
But new, one watt LCD panels manufactured by Sharp and Innolux, combined with Intel's tech, should provide an additional "four to eight hours" of local video playback and enable some devices to have up to 28 hours of battery life. Read more...