I have recently purchased a Lemur Ultra (i7, 16Gb RAM). I am overall very pleased with this machine, except for the screen (but that belongs to another topic).
This is my production machine, I use it at work everyday and carry it back home everyday. Because of that I use suspend many times a day. It just works fine, it resumes flawlessly and not once it has frozen or corrupted. But my question is regarding battery life on suspend mode. I have noticed that on 12.10 my new machine can barely withstand a weekend on suspend mode (friday evening to monday morning). Is that normal? Does more RAM memory consume more power on suspend mode?
My old Dell XPS 1530 with Ubuntu 12.04 could go over the weekend easily (4Gb RAM).
Any tip would be appreciated. Sometimes I have many open documents and applications while going to suspend to resume work on Monday, but I have found that battery often don't last long enough and in a few cases lost some unsaved changes on documents.