Notion Ink Clarifies Adam Battery Life

Posted: Oct 29 2010, 1:46pm CDT | by , Updated: Oct 29 2010, 2:01pm CDT, in News | Tablets

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Six hours of continous 1080p on full-brightness, full-volume

A few days ago we reported that the Adam's battery was capable of handling 15-20 hours of battery life. While this is certainly true, Notion Ink wanted to clarify that 15 hours is NOT the minimum battery life of the device.

Like any gadget, the Adam's battery life will vary based on the frequency and purpose of its use. If you mainly browse the Internet, write, chat or read e-books, your battery life is likely to hover somewhere around that 15 hour mark. However, Notion Ink has found several ways to discharge an Adam in just six hours.

One way is to play full 1080P video continuously on full brightness and full volume. Honestly, six hours of this is impressive as hell. It can also die in six hours playing non-stop YouTube Flash videos on WiFi or 3G. Recording and streaming HD video over WiFi is another way, as is using an AR reality 3D game with the camera over a WiFi or 3G network.

So six hours seems to be the bare minimum they've been able to get a battery to last. This still puts the Adam in the same category as the iPad when it comes to longevity, if not a bit better. The Adam has a larger screen, better HD and larger speakers, after all.

Am I the only one getting worried here? The Adam almost sounds TOO good, and Notion Ink is playing the role of the responsible, motivated tech company WAY too well. Where's the catch?

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