While Atom netbooks have 2 hour battery life,
“You would expect 8 or 9 hours out of a netbook... for some of the ones that I’ve tested
, probably the hottest one has an 1 hour 45 minutes of battery life. You’re not going to take that with you as a road warrior” said Pat Moorhead, AMD’s vice-president of Advanced Marketing. (We presume that job title means he markets advanced technologies rather than being a heck of a lot better at his job than, say, the VP of Pretty Basic Marketing).