OLPC battery life-- what's the real story?

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On Sunday night, 60 Minutes reran a segment on the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project originally broadcast in May. I missed it the first time and never got around to watching it online (in Windows video format here, for example; there's a full transcript on olpctalks.com).

Hearing OLPC representative Walter Bender repeat the claim of "10 or 12 hours" of battery life "with heavy use" reminded me of an open question from the last few times I blogged about the OLPC project. What is the battery life of this machine, really?

But I looked around on the wiki during that week and didn't see anything.

So while Andy Rooney was blathering on about kitchen gadgets he doesn't use, I started looking around again, and I finally found these results.

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