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Is there a place where I can work outside, but still have wifi or power supply

Hi all.
I work in IT and basically work with my laptop. I like to work outside to enjoy the fresh air, compared to work in a close space.
I try several Starbuck bars, but basically they do not have power supply outside and wifi outside is pretty weak.
Is there any other place that you will suggest, having either wifi or power supply is good for me.

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Re: Is there a place where I can work outside, but still have wifi or power supply

Try Salt unlimited data. Works fine for me.
New laptops with 8 hour batteries are the norm these days.
i5 chips use less power then i7s
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Re: Is there a place where I can work outside, but still have wifi or power supply

Buy a generator.

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Re: Is there a place where I can work outside, but still have wifi or power supply

Whatever happened to having laptops with replaceable batteries?
Is there a powerbank which could charge a laptop?
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Re: Is there a place where I can work outside, but still have wifi or power supply

My work and personal laptops both have PD over USB-C port which is useful when using certain types of rechargeable power banks. I bought one of these in the Digitec sale for CHF 99 and its easily capable of doubling the battery life of my laptops whilst powering the hotspot functionality of my iPhone (with unlimited data sim in CH). I sometimes work by the lake (brightness cranked to full) and its always lasted the day.
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Buy a generator.

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I can sell one that i use for tire warmers, can easily do a laptop with iphone charger.


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Whatever happened to having laptops with replaceable batteries?
Is there a powerbank which could charge a laptop?
There are plenty of them now.

exemple:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32885267714.html
https://www.digitec.ch/en/s1/product...banks-12445301

many graphene powerbanks.
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Re: Is there a place where I can work outside, but still have wifi or power supply

check this: https://www.bioliteenergy.com/products/campstove-2-plus
You can charge your laptop while you grill a steak, to get that true outdoor home-office feeling.
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check this: https://www.bioliteenergy.com/products/campstove-2-plus
You can charge your laptop while you grill a steak, to get that true outdoor home-office feeling.
At 3W its not charging anything. You need at least 45W if not greater which the above linked ones will deliver.
I have a 45W Anker powerbank and all it does it slow the battery decline of the laptop, but doesn't charge it. The 100W actually charges it or keeps it at 100% until the powerbank is depleted.
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At 3W its not charging anything. You need at least 45W if not greater which the above linked ones will deliver.
I have a 45W Anker powerbank and all it does it slow the battery decline of the laptop, but doesn't charge it. The 100W actually charges it or keeps it at 100% until the powerbank is depleted.
You obviously don't understand anything about home office. You try to charge, it fails and your laptop stops, giving you the opportunity to fully focus on grilling and drinking beer (or in videoconference jargon: apfelschorle).
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Re: Is there a place where I can work outside, but still have wifi or power supply

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Hi all.
I work in IT and basically work with my laptop. I like to work outside to enjoy the fresh air, compared to work in a close space.
I try several Starbuck bars, but basically they do not have power supply outside and wifi outside is pretty weak.
Is there any other place that you will suggest, having either wifi or power supply is good for me.

Thanks
SBB WIFI is relatively usable, and many stations have outdoor cafes and things where you can maybe occupy a table if you ask nicely.
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check this: https://www.bioliteenergy.com/products/campstove-2-plus
You can charge your laptop while you grill a steak, to get that true outdoor home-office feeling.
USB OUTPUT 3 watts

you will not be able to charge a phone if you are using it.
A laptop will need 30W~100W
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SBB WIFI is relatively usable, and many stations have outdoor cafes and things where you can maybe occupy a table if you ask nicely.
This. And here's a suggestion: Chuchi am Wasser, which is part of the Dynamo centre.
https://www.tripadvisor.ch/Restauran...er-Zurich.html

The Zentralbibliothek also has a little Bistro in the courtyard.
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Buy an EV, that should do for a day or two.
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