HP EliteBook 6930p Rocks 24 Hour Battery


Forget about the whole ‘built tough’ thing for a sec, because HP has introduced a laptop that boasts a 24 hour battery life.  No word on whether or not the system has to be configured at its lowest power setting or something to that affect, but at just 4.7lbs this thing makes the Energizer rabbit look like the tortoise.  Assisting is the LED display, which apparently boosts battery life a head spinning 4 hours, while the Intel SSD only achieves a 7% improvement in energy conservation.  Other notables are a spill resistant keyboard and a  inner magnesium shell equipped with a honeycomb pattern that is thermally bonded to anodized aluminum for a solid construction that enables the HP Elitebook 6940p to reach the MIL-STD 810F military standard.

The HP Elitebooks will hit the shelves in October.  Price is unknown, but probably not on the cheap.

Full PR release after the ‘leap’

HP Breaks the 24-hour Battery Life Barrier

Customizable HP EliteBook delivers all-day power

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 8, 2008 – HP today announced an unprecedented milestone in mobilecomputing: up to 24 hours of continuous notebook operation on a single battery charge.

As measured by an industry-standard benchmark, the new HP EliteBook 6930p configured with an optional ultra-capacity battery delivered up to 24 hours of battery runtime.(1)

“All-day computing has been the holy grail of notebook computing,” said Ted Clark, senior vice president and general manager, Notebook Global Business Unit, HP. “With the HP EliteBook 6930p, customers no longer have to worry about their notebook battery running out before their work day is over.

Designed and tested to last, HP batteries benefit from a combination of HP engineering and energy-efficient notebook components such as Intel® solid-state hard drives (SSD) and mercury-free LED displays. For example, the highly efficient HP Illumi-Lite LED display boosts battery run time by up to 4 hours compared to traditional LCD displays, while the Intel SSD provides up to a 7 percent increase in battery life compared to traditional hard drives.

With up to 24 hours of battery life, business travelers can easily:

Use an HP EliteBook 6930p continuously on the world’s longest scheduled commercial airline flight – linking Newark Liberty International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport – approximately 18 hours, 40 minutes.

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