Most often gadgets do not turn out to be as we expect them to be. Just when we are buying it at a shop, we are fine with its features and functions. Just as we get home to try them out the first time, it does not look all that same. The charm gets lost somewhere in between our expectation and what the gadgets turn out to be. But whose fault is that? The buyers who have expectations or the marketers who raise the buyers’ expectations? The latter is more to blame.
One of the most important features in a laptop that a customer looks for is its battery life. There are now laptops available with claims of a battery life that can last up to six, seven and even eight hours. According to Digital Trends, manufacturers have been deceiving buyers with outrageous claims about battery life just to make their laptops sell. Even though laptops have a market of their own, but making a battery life the primary feature in a laptop is a mistake that advertisers are making by letting buyers believe their lies.
Check the lies out for yourself. Here is a list of the recently released laptops and their claimed battery life:
ASUS UX31 – 7 hours or more
ASUS U36JC – Up to 10 hours
HP Folio 13 – Up to 9.5 hours
HP dm1z – Up to 10 hours
Lenovo IdeaPad U400 – Up to 4 hours
Lenovo ThinkPad T420 – Up to 5.5 hours
Sony Vaio SE 15.5” – Up to 6 hours
Sony Vaio Z – Up to 7 hours and 15 minutes
Toshiba Portege Z835 – Up to 8 hours of “non-stop browsing, emailing, doing and enjoying”
Toshiba Satellite P755 – Up to 5.7 Hours
Here is what Digital Trend found out: