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New Asus Laptops Have 3-Year Battery Warranty

Along with hard disk drives, the most likely thing to fail in laptop computers is the battery. While the battery is subject to wear and tear use more than any other part, it's still covered by the same limited warranty as most other parts – unless you have one of Asus' new laptops.

Asus has announced that its B Series of notebooks come with a better battery: Boston-Power’s Sonata. The Sonata is a long life battery from Boston-Power's latest lithium-ion technology platform that provides triple the lifespan of typical notebook batteries.

Boston-Power says that the Sonata 4400 has a cycle life of over 1000 cycles at 100 percent Depth Of Discharge (DOD). It also has a fast charge:  80 percent capacity in 30 minutes; 40 percent capacity in 10 minutes; and a energy density of 180 Wh/kg.

Thanks to that, Asus is offering a three-year warranty on the battery as well as the notebook.

“Today, our portable computing devices are an extension of ourselves and integral to our work and leisure-time activities,” said Boston-Power Vice President of Marketing Sally Bament. “To fully capture the benefits of mobility, users are seeking dependable, high-performance, safe and environmentally sustainable batteries. Boston-Power has established a global reputation for leadership in delivering those solutions. Teaming with ASUS is a tremendous endorsement of Sonata and our lithium-ion battery platform.”

The Asus B53 is available immediately and the Asus B43 will be available in the near future.

Boston-Power technology is also being used by HP for its Compaq, EliteBook and ProBook laptops.

Read more about the Sonata Battery technology here.

  • irh_1974
    greghomeSo, when can I get a refund for accidentally pouring water onto my laptop?On the 12th of Never, mail in your claim to the Ice Rink in Hell
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  • DoofusOfDeath
    What ever happend to all the excitement about ultra-capacitors in recent years?
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  • DoofusOfDeath
    greghomeSo, when can I get a refund for accidentally pouring water onto my laptop?
    The upgraded warranty I have for my Dell M6500 notebook covers absolutely anything, except intentional damage.
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  • Marco925
    DoofusOfDeathThe upgraded warranty I have for my Dell M6500 notebook covers absolutely anything, except intentional damage.Most Asus laptops come with that warranty for free in the first year. and the second is Standard warranty
    Reply
  • webbwbb
    Asus laptops come with a 1 year accidental damage warranty if registered in the first 30 days. That means that if you spill iced tea on your laptop then they will replace or repair it (at their discretion) for free.
    Reply
  • Pei-chen
    So how does it compare with Apple polymer battery and Sanyo's battery? (Is Apple using Sanyo's polymer battery?)
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  • allenpan
    not Most "ALL" asus has minum 1 year accidental warranty, and you can extend that too, i think was only 150$ for additional 2 years (accidital and global warranty)
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  • Honis
    greghomeSo, when can I get a refund for accidentally pouring water onto my laptop?Dell use to have an accidental warranty. No idea if they still do.

    Good warranty options from Asus. I guess I should check this thing out.
    Reply
  • dextermat
    +1 asus : but don't compare Asus with rotten apples :P

    -1 Dell, Sony,HP, Acer, Gateway, Toshiba costumer and warranty sucks for them!!!
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  • jojesa
    Asus has one of the best laptop warranties available. Asus warranty covers the entire system.
    Be careful with Dell warranties, which might not cover the LCD or battery or both. Dell warranty might no cover software neither.
    To have complete laptop coverage with Dell you might need to get two types of warranties.
    Dell warranty = scam
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