HP refreshes enterprise notebooks, offers 32-hour battery life

By Matthew ยท 12 replies
Feb 23, 2011
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  1. HP has overhauled its enterprise laptops, adding new processors and a sturdier, more power efficient design. HP's new EliteBook and ProBook models are constructed with the company's "Forge" framework, which includes aluminum-alloy hinges, titanium-alloy display latches, a magnesium-reinforced ABS chassis, a bottom-case drain in case of spills, and an HP "DisplaySafe" frame.

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  2. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    Well I may be interested
  3. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    32 hours?? Woaah... how big is that sucker of a battery?
  4. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    My next laptop will definitely be from HP. Sony has lost my respect with the Vaio C series and their lawsuits against GeoHotz.
  5. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,869   +2,038

    They say its a "9-cell (100 WHr) Li-Ion battery" which is interesting. 32 hours is impressive :)
  6. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    When i saw the title i was like "Atom" but a i5 and i7?, i wonder how much will last if i abused on the cpu. But off from that this would be a nice upgrade on the base quality for notebooks *cough hear that SONY*.
  7. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    It's only "32 hours" if minimally spec'd and most likely only for the Pro Book... and only in a vacuum AND only at 56.4*F in 4 sessions with 30 minute breaks between as long as you crank the dynamo wheel on the side.
  8. OneArmedScissor

    OneArmedScissor TS Enthusiast Posts: 50   +7

    Fortunately, there's an option to upgrade that to a hamster in a wheel. You can also upgrade to the 64 hour battery, which comes with a second laptop.
  9. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    Very interesting laptop. I've never used an HP laptop before, is their touchpad always slightly to the left?
  10. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Make that a human sized wheel, advertise on craigslist that you're running a boot camp, and have people pay you to power your laptop while you surf the web.

    Then buy more laptops and wheels, get some staffers to run the other computers, and you've got a business.
  11. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,869   +2,038

    HP says its only for their EliteBook 8460p and 8560p notebook PCs, even if it is the lowest spec option that's still a Core i3 which is incredible and a little hard to believe at the same time ;)
  12. Luthfi

    Luthfi TS Rookie Posts: 20

    32 hours? Wow! I find it's hard to believe, but if it's true (even only half of it) who won't welcome that innovation? I certainly be the first in line.
  13. Jos

    Jos TechSpot Staff Posts: 3,073   +97

    From HP's website:

    "Up to 32 hours requires HP 9-cell (100 WHr) Li-Ion primary battery, separately purchased HP BB09 Ultra Extended Life Notebook Battery and customer download of the latest Intel graphics driver and HP BIOS. Notebook must be configured with Intel graphics, optional Intel 160GB SSD drive, HP LED HD Display and requires Windows 7 operating system. Battery life will vary depending on the product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, wireless functionality and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and usage."

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