Quality control problem or margin seeking?
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Peter has been testing his Dell Minis and noted that one of his Mini 9's had smaller 24Wh battery than on the other one. Marking on the both states it should be 32Wh.
I just checked mine with a battery software. It's 24Wh too. The review unit I had earlier had 32Wh 4 cell.
So if you were wondering how Mini 9 got 4 hours on reviews but only 3 hours on your use, this is the reason.. If you are shopping one, check the battery label, if it starts with KR it's the cheapo, if it starts with CN it's ok.
But is it just bad quality control or is Dell trying to push up their margins by using cheaper batteries?
UPDATE: Forum members now testing more.. looks like a battery firmware error and difference seems smaller too
Read the forum post at MyDellMini.com
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Thursday, December 18, 2008