24-hour laptop computing

Hewlett-Packard's EliteBook 6930p laptop delivers all-day power

Hewlett-Packard announced that it will offer a new configuration next month of its EliteBook 6930p laptop computer that the company says will deliver a full day's worth of continuous operation on a single battery charge.

When configured with a 12-cell HP Ultra-Capacity Battery, as well as the Microsoft XP operating system, the 6930p laptop delivered up to 24 hours of battery runtime, according to the company.

"All-day computing has been the holy grail of notebook computing," said Ted Clark, senior vice president and general manager, Notebook Global Business Unit, HP. "With the HP EliteBook 6930p, customers no longer have to worry about their notebook battery running out before their work day is over."

With 24 hours of battery life, an EliteBook 6930p user could:

  • Operate the laptop continuously on the world's longest commercial airline flight, linking Newark Liberty International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport ' a travel time of approximately 18 hours, 40 minutes.
  • Take more than 10 trips on the EuroStar train between London and Paris ' approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes in each direction ' before having to recharge the battery.
  • Travel as a passenger by car from Maine to Florida using the laptop during during the entire journey.

The initial EliteBook 6930p configuration weighs 4.7 pounds (2.1 kilograms), and features a 14.1-inch widescreen display, shock-resistant hard drive, enhanced display panel and spill-resistant keyboard. The inner magnesium shell of the notebook's HP DuraCase is equipped with a honeycomb pattern that is thermally bonded to anodized aluminum for a solid construction.

HP lists the price of the existing EliteBook 6930p at $1,199 on the company's Web site, but it has not listed a price for the 24-hour battery life configuration. The optional Ultra-Capacity Battery lasts about 10 hours longer than the regular-capacity version, and it retails for $189.

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