by Anton Shilov
09/08/2008 | 04:55 PM
Hewlett Packard on Monday unveiled its new HP EliteBook 6930p laptop that can operate for as long as 24 hours with special ultra cell capacity battery under certain conditions. The actual battery life of the product may be considerably lower, however, it should be among the longest in the industry.
“All-day computing has been the holy grail of notebook computing. With the HP EliteBook 6930p, customers no longer have to worry about their notebook battery running out before their work day is over,” said Ted Clark, senior vice president and general manager of notebook global business unit at HP.
The HP EliteBook 6930p laptop is based on Intel Core 2 Duo processor for mobile computers, Intel PM45/GM45 core-logic and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 graphics adapter, if necessary. The system may be equipped with 14.1” HP Illumi-Lite LED display to considerably reduce power consumption as well as Intel Corp.’s solid-state drives, also announced on Monday. Other options are configurable, hence, the notebook can sport large-capacity hard disk drive, more advanced graphics core as well as large amount of memory.
In order to work for 24 hours, the EliteBook 6930p requires separately purchased 12-cell ultra capacity battery and customer download of the latest Intel graphics driver and HP BIOS. Notebook must be configured with optional Intel 80GB SSD drive and HP Illumi-Lite LED display (planned to be available October 2008) and requires Microsoft Windows XP operating system. Battery life will vary depending on the product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, and power management settings. HP bases its claims on the results of an industry benchmark, which means that the system will hardly work for 24 hours under typical working condition. However, the system with 12-cell battery, LED screen and SSD should definitely work for a very long time.
The HP EliteBook 6930p is built for the corporate road warrior as it features a shock-resistant hard drive, enhanced display panel and spill-resistant keyboard to help defend data against bumps, drops and spills. It was designed to meet the tough MIL-STD 810F military-standard tests that measure levels of environmental reliability and operation at extreme temperatures, while withstanding vibration and high humidity. 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.
Pricing of HP EliteBook 6930p $1199, whereas the 12-cell ultra capacity battery costs $189.