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Samsung R540: Poor Battery Life Undercuts Powerful Processors and a Blu-ray Drive

At a Glance

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At a Glance

The quick processor and graphics chip performance only partly offset the mediocre screen and weak battery.

Pros

  • Blu-ray drive powers high-def movies
  • Speedy CPU and GPU can drive any application

Cons

  • Disappointing battery life
  • Mediocre screen
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Damaged Lithium Ion battery explodes

Sep 17, 2014 12:00 AM

Japan's National Institute for Technology and Evaluation (NITE) tested a Lithium Ion battery about the size of one used in a cellphone. It was struck with a hammer then left on a work bench, unconnected from any apparatus. The result was explosive.

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