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HP achieves 32.5hrs battery life with its latest notebook

HP has now claimed that with a little bit of modification there can be a battery backup of 32.5hr in one of its notebooks.

HP went on to hold a battery life event in the Silicon Valley which is the birthplace of the Hewlett-Packard partnership established in 1939 at 267, Addison Avenue in Palo Alto, California.

The media had arrived to highlight the release of one of its business laptops, the Elitebook 8460 p and its high power claim of a 32.5-hour battery life.  The introduction of such a battery life estimate is at the top of the industry but also carries an asterisk on how the battery backup is achieved.

For the HP laptop to make a 32 hour battery life, the HP 9-cell (100 WHr) Li-Ion primary battery has to be separately purchased, HP BB09 Ultra Extended Life Notebook Battery and customer download of the latest Intel graphics driver and HP BIOS is also needed. The Notebook must be configured with Intel graphics, optional Intel 160GB SSD drive, HP LED HD Display and requires Windows 7 operating system.

The Notebooks battery life will vary on the product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, wireless functionality and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and usage, thereby making it a bit slower.

The Notebook’s battery life can drop for power users who demand constant effort from their machines. On the other hand, some light use of the Notebook will allow the CPU to enter idle states and making through more than a full day of run time. Other users who foresee the long lengths of time away from an outlet will surely find a great feature of extended battery life in the device. For the business guys, who happen to carry around their laptops the whole day, an additional heft is a considerable option making the battery capacity and weight just right. The “Ultra Extended Life” battery feature is a bolt-on accessory, so the added weight will be just temporary and come when needed.

An HP distinguished technologist in power technology, Dr. John Wozniah, who helps to engineer the company’s battery technology for all the portable products claims at the historic dining table in Palo Alto that the device has an outstanding battery life and also clarified on points such as, what powers the battery while we’re away from an outlet.

The major points expressed at the presentation held at the HP garage were the 32.5hr battery life of the device which was never even around the corner and has surprised all the users out of the blue.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-03-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)