I am starting to get the the market for a new computer and I like the idea of a System76 one but the battery life of the systems have never been all that great (whether it is hardware, kernel, software, etc. doesn't matter).
Is there any way a battery life rating for the release that it comes with, could be included on the website for easy comparison sake? Read older posts and the average was 3 hours a year or two ago, but has that changed? I don't want to have to badger the forums every time I want to research this and people unfamiliar with it will just move along.
I see that the Darter UltraThin has a 5 hour battery life but it makes sense to display this because the machine is built for portability. If the others would have it listed under the specs, it would be available and noticed only by the people who this is important. Ballpark figures are fine, too.
If I see the Bonobo Extreme with 3 hours I can understand that (it's huge and powerful) but what about the Kudu Professional? Do I sacrifice power but get battery? Does the Galago UltrPro outlast the Gazelle Professional or vice-verse?
Absence of information will turn some people away, but stating it quietly in the technical specs sheet may bring some in.
Also, if there is the option for an extended battery, that may make the difference to some people ("Oh, it has 3 hour battery life standard but 5 hours with an extended battery? So I can get it with a 5 hour battery life and that's enough for me." *ka-ching!*)