Following months of build-up , Boston-Power has made it’s heralded Sonata battery available to the public. As a result of the partnership with PC manufacturer Hewlett Packard that was first announced this past December, the eco-friendly lithium ion battery has been rebanded as the “Enviro” and released for 18 of HP’s current notebook models. “From the beginning, our goal has been to help notebook computer users benefit from optimal mobility with dependable, high-performance, environmentally sustainable batteries,” said Boston-Power Founder and CEO Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud. “HP’s endorsement of Sonata is a great step forward in popularizing this battery technology.”
The Sonata has earned the prestigious Nordic Ecolabel certification as well as certification from the Chinese Environmental Protection Agency, and has been touted as offering a life span said to perform strong for up to three years. “HP delivers customers innovative products that respect our planet,” said Jonathan Kaye, director of consumer notebooks marketing at HP. “The Enviro Series program gives PC users longer lasting batteries that improve their computing experience while reducing the number of batteries that need to be recycled. That’s a win for everyone.”
Curiously, there was no specific mention of the quick-charge specs noted by Boston-Power in December’s announcement (80 percent of capacity in 30 minutes). While it’s possible the Sonata technology may be made available for other machines in the future, for now HP stands as the sole PC manufacturer rebranding Boston-Power’s Sonata.
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