I love my Apple MacBook Air. But on my next cross-country flight, I’m leaving the Air at home and hitting the skies with my new Samsung N120 netbook. Why? In PC World battery-drain tests, the N120 lasted 7 hours, 43 minutes, versus the Air’s 2 hours, 25 minutes. Nearly 5 more hours of productivity in flight? Yes, please.
If you’re tired of anemic laptop batteries, you’ll get a charge out of these eight long-lived portables. The four netbooks and four notebooks, arranged in order from longest to shortest battery life, will keep you going–for anywhere from 6 hours, 38 minutes to nearly 9 hours. With battery power like that, you’ll be able to keep your attention on your work, and you’ll be at your destination before you know it.