updated 04:50 pm EST, Tue January 27, 2009
HP Mini 1000 gets 6-cell
Despite not officially announcing a higher capacity battery for the HP Mini 1000, HP does indeed offer a solution as a six-cell battery has reportedly been found online. The battery on the online HP Parts Store is compatible with the 8.9- or 10-inch netbook. The six-cell lithium-polymer is rated at 2.4Ah and 53Wh and costs nearly $154, not including shipping.
The HP Mini 1000's standard 3-cell battery should provide about three hours of run time, while the official run time offered by the six-cell battery is not yet known. The netbook is now priced at $350 on HP's webstore, so the six-cell battery, including all taxes and shipping, costs about half of the Mini 1000's price tag.