Sonata cells promise 80% life over 3 years
ASUS has introduced several new notebooks, the B Series, featuring Boston-Power's Sonata batteries. The lithium-ion cells focus on longevity rather than increasing capacity. The company claims the batteries will hold 80 percent of their original capacity for three years, a promise that is backed up with a three-year warranty.
HP Enviro Battery
HP will claim an edge in notebooks with a new battery technology licensed from Boston-Power, the latter company has confirmed today. A new lithium-ion pack, nicknamed the Enviro battery, will last for up to three years of daily use without losing its maximum performance. The performance is about three times better than ordinary batteries and potentially lasts as much as four years for notebooks only used during regular weekdays.