ASUS adopts long-life notebook battery

ASUS is the latest notebook vendor to start using Boston-Power Sonata lithium-ion technology to help extend the life of its notebook batteries.The batteries are now standard for ASUS B series models, which makes this the first big company to begin using Sonata technology as the standard offering with its commercial notebook.

ASUS is the latest notebook vendor to start using Boston-Power Sonata lithium-ion technology to help extend the life of its notebook batteries.

The batteries are now standard for ASUS B series models, which makes this the first big company to begin using Sonata technology as the standard offering with its commercial notebook. Boston-Power has a long-time relationship (two years IS long for a company of this youth!) with Hewlett-Packard. The thing that makes this latest development different is that the Boston-Power batteries are the standard batteries for the ASUS products, while HP sells them as long-life alternatives to its existing batteries.

The big pitch for the Sonata Long Life Battery is that it can triple the lifespan of a typical notebook battery, allowing for more charges and discharges without degrading performance. There is a three-year warranty on the ASUS batteries. Apparently, Boston-Power also remains the only lithium-ion battery maker to carry the Nordic Ecolabel certification, and they have now earned a similar certification in China from the China Environmental United CertificationCenter. The first model, ASUS B53, already shipping. The ASUS B43 is due soon.