HP extends support for long-life battery

Attention to those of you outside the United States, or businesses with locations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Hewlett-Packard has introduced the HP Long Life Battery for commercial notebooks in those theaters.

Attention to those of you outside the United States, or businesses with locations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Hewlett-Packard has introduced the HP Long Life Battery for commercial notebooks in those theaters.

The batteries, which are based on Sonata Lithium-ion battery cell technology from Boston-Power, are designed to be charged more than 1,000 times without the capacity really degrading. That's about three times what a typical battery can handle. The battery can be charged up to full capacity in about 90 minutes, which is nice for two reasons: First, you don't have to suck power off the outlet for as long, and Second, if you're like me and often forget to plug your computer in overnight, you MIGHT get a decent charge if you remember when you wake up.

The HP Long Life Battery supports the following HP notebook models: HP EliteBook 6930p and HP Compaq, 6730b, 6530b and 6735b. The company will extend compatibility in the future.

For those of you who have been following HP-related battery developments, the Sonata-powered products were previously sold under the "Enviro" brand name.

This link provides more HP battery life information.

This link is the Boston-Power press release about the latest products from the two companies.