Availability of XO-1.5 ATest-2 machines

david at lang.hm david at lang.hm
Mon Jul 20 12:11:35 EDT 2009

On Mon, 20 Jul 2009, Richard A. Smith wrote:

> Carlos Nazareno wrote:
>>> If the laptop can only handle 3 hours without suspend that's fine,
>>> it's a baseline. If it could do 5 hours than it would be great.
>> A good test would be just to use the units in ebook reader mode and
>> try testing how long the batteries would last reading PDFs.
>> No need for suspend/resume testing in this case.
> I'm going to side with Chris and support releasing numbers when we have
> accurate info rather than speculative information like was released for
> XO-1.  I _still_ (last week actually) deal with deployments that think
> the XO uses 2 watts because of an estimated number that was used in
> speech on the XO-1 prior to when we had solid info.  They are quite
> surprised when they find the XO-1 has a peak draw of 17W.

the problem was that the _only_ number that was mentioned was the 
'best-case' 2w number (which software has not supported using to this day)

what people are asking for is the 'worst case' draw for the new system. 
finding better case numbers will be good, but having the worst case is 
very helpful.

> The A2 boards only booted an image with working wlan at the end of the
> week. We need a bit more time to make sure everything is in place for
> such a measurement to be accurate.

yeah, you can't test the max draw of a system that you can't fully 

> We will get some numbers soon.

eagerly waiting for info.

David Lang

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