So theere was a thread popping around about wanting a laptop with 7 hours of battery life or so. I didn't know Dell was working on a 19 hour configureaiton, but HP announced recently hey have a 24 hour solution. To wit:
Our new HP EliteBook 6930p notebook PC will soon provide up to 24 hours of combined battery life. This solution will be available in Fall 2008 and will require a specific configuration including an 80 GB Solid State drive, an LED display and our Ultra Capacity Battery. So if you travel across the globe, or spend large chunks of time away from a power source, look to HP to keep you up, running and productive.
I hope I never need that sort of battery life. Then again, I'm reminded of an episode (s01E07, I think) on the first season of Lost where Sayid needs a battery to power a radio reciever and obtains what looks like a NiMH battery from an Armada 4100/4200 series and it still had juice.
I read this somewhere before, I don't remember where.
Anyway, I wonder how heavy it'll be, and what kind of hardware it has. I mean, the notebooks I know of that can get ~6 hours are massive and very heavy. Makes you wonder if they used a different battery technology.
Well. . . like the blurb says, you have to be using the 6930p (which, is a decent business class machine) using a solid state drive and an LED backed display. HP's online literature suggests the LED backlight and solid state drive extend the life of the 6930p by 26%.
The HP Ultra Capacity Battery 12 is bit the size of a docking station. It runs between $80 to $350 depending on where you buy and whether you get new or used (obviously you want new).