NAND+backlit screen=how much energy saving?

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  1. Emrtr4 macrumors regular

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    How much (percentage wise) do you think that NAND flash along with the new backlit keyboard (and just SANTA rosa energy savings) will produce over all.

    I wouldn't be suprised to see 25% more battery life (hopefully by this july Apple will incorporate some of those new battery technogies I have been reading about on Engadget).
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    NAND flash can get from 5-20% additional battery life when it comes to disk caching. (It's NOT a solid state hard disk and it's different from the hard drive buffer.) Don't expect it to give you better battery life all around. It's only useful for basic tasks that aren't demanding.

    What kind of new back lit keyboard? I don't know much about how the current one is lit.
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I'm pretty sure they meant screen, as that is what the title of the thread would suggest.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I don't know the power consumption of a Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp . I do know that LED's would consume around 1 watt though. From what I've seen of LED screens right now though, you're limited by available colors that you can display (200,000?). The image quality is rather nice from what I've seen though.
     
  5. Emrtr4 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea I meant the screen,
    as you saw from the post time it was almost 2 in the morning and I was a little out of it. Ha, thanks.
     
  6. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    The LED-lit displays aren't hurting in the # of colors department anymore than current 6-bit displays are. It's just a different level of color gamut.
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Thanks for that clarification.
     

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