Intel and Panasonic announced a partnership on battery technology. Intel says they are shooting for 8 hours in '08 of computing time in a laptop. I can just envision a day some time from now where people look back and can't believe there was ever a time with laptop batteries got only 4 or 8 hours of life. I hope that some brilliant genius finds some breakthrough technology that revolutionizes the battery industry. Until that day I suppose 8 hours in '08 will have to do.