When buzz started being generated throughout online communities that Windows 7 may be causing premature battery degradation(causing batteries to die quicker than they should), Microsoft took the bull by the horns and began investigating. A spokesman from Microsoft stated at the time that it could possibly be a problem in communication between the BIOS and [...]
Your laptop can have all the top of the line capabilities in the world; however if the battery can’t keep up with these capabilities, they essentially become useless. Laptopmag recently posted a review of Hewlett Packard’s HP Pavilion dm3t series. HP boasts that the laptop, which starts at the fairly reasonable price of $650, is [...]
One of the main benefits of the recently released Windows 7 is the reported 10%-20% improvement in battery life brought about by the new program from Microsoft. Still though, even with this reduction in power consumption brought about by Windows 7, any other methods of extending the life of your notebook’s battery are always welcome.
It’s been a long time coming, but Boston-Power’s highly touted Sonata Cells have finally made their presence known as computer-giant Hewlett Packard gets set to ship it’s new Pavilion dv8 Entertainment Notebook PC. HP designed the dv8 with entertainment purposes in mind, hence the 18.4-inch, full high-definition, ultra-widescreen, ultra BrightView display with built-in TV tuner, [...]
Apparently Dell has decided to take a page out of Apple’s book with it’s soon to be released Adamo. Aside from the sleek design featured by the Adamo, the battery, which claims around a 5 hour life-span, has been made to be non-removable by the user. So basically if your battery cracks out for some [...]
According to Sony Corp, 100,000 computer battery packs made by the Japanese electronics maker are being recalled due to a fire hazard. This includes, but is not limited to batteries found in the machines of various lap-top manufacturing giants such as Hewlett-Packard Co and Toshiba Corp. The recall was initiated on Thursday by the U.S. [...]
San Francisco based Pixel Qi recently announced they will soon begin shipping a new class of computer screen, one that is said to increase the battery life of your lap-top by up to 50 percent. By including a technology that absorbs natural light sources into their LCD screens, Pixel Qi is dramatically lessening the amount [...]
Apparently Dell was none too pleased with rival competitor Hewlett Packard’s boastful claims of better battery life. Specifically, the claim by HP’s Fred Bullock at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that the battery life of it’s Elitebook 6930p outperforms those of the laptops being put out by Dell, even running up to [...]
Now that the rumors surrounding the battery on Apple’s revamped 17-inch MacBook Pro have been confirmed, the details surrounding the changes and how they will affect MacBook Pro users are coming to light. And, overall, they seem to be getting a fairly positive response.
One of the many exciting happenings slated to take place in 2009 is Hewlett-Packard‘s rebranding of the innovative Sonata battery as a more efficient, more environmentally power option for many of their lap-tops. HP is citing the benefits of the Sonata upgrade as the ability to be charged faster(80 percent of capacity in 30 minutes), [...]