Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), announced today the development of an ultra-capacity battery that can run for up to 24 hours on a single charge. The new ultra-capacity battery, which is being offered by HP as an option for its flagship EliteBook 6930p notebook, will benefit from a combination of energy-efficient notebook components such as Intel (INTC) solid-state hard drives [SSD] and mercury-free LED displays.
The highly efficient HP Illumi-Lite LED display will boost battery run time by up to 4 hours compared to traditional LCD displays, while the Intel SSD, which stores persistent data emulating the hard disk drive, will provide up to a 7% increase in battery life compared to traditional hard drives.
HP warns however, that battery life will still vary depending the product model and power management settings. The co. also notes that the maximum capacity of the battery will increase based on time and usage.
The HP EliteBook 6930p, a ruggedized, super-encrypted, Linux-boosted, 4.7 lbs will be available in October. It features a 14.1-inch diagonal widescreen display and is available with an optional, mercury-free Illumi-Lite LED display.