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I swapped my rather large laptop the other day for one of these Aldi netbooks and am very impressed with its performance apart from the rubbish battery life.
While looking for battery upgrades I came across this CHARGER
for it from the 12v socket.
Well it arrived today and works a treat so now you can just charge while on the move.
 

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I am a little surprised about your comment about rubbish battery life. I am getting 5 hours out of my Medion Atoya E1210, which I find very good (after my now sold large laptop struggled to give me one hour). Do you turn off unnecessary functions, such as wireless receiver, webcam, etc, when you are mobile? Have you set power saving for efficiency?

I bought a 12volt converter from eBay, as you have, but frankly have never been brave enough to use it! Scared to death in case I get polarity wrong, and burn out my precious little netbook. Personally, I am waiting for Aldi to start selling their 240 volt inverters again for around £18 (if my memory serves me well) as I feel I trust that more to give me continuous use when in a vehicle.

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If you dont mind parting with a bit more cash then try http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=224979

its just the right wattage for laptops, mobile phones, ipod etc all without having to buy diffrent attachments. Might cost you more but it will save you in the long run.

being 120w its not knocking hell out of the battery either. Grab them while a tenner off, got one the other day and works a treat.
 
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