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Specific hardware and software required for claimed run time

HP made an announcement today that should help solve mobile warriors’ biggest enemy -- battery life. HP says that its EliteBook 6930p when configured with an optional ultra-capacity battery and other options will run for a full 24 hours on a single charge.

HP says that is enough run time for the longest airline flight in the world -- the Newark Liberty International Airport to Singapore Changi Airport flight taking 18 hours and 40 minutes -- on one single battery charge.

The ultra-capacity battery isn’t all that is needed to get 24 hours of use form the EliteBook. HP says that you also need to be running Windows XP, the latest Intel graphics drivers, and a special HP BIOS on the software side. HP is very specific on the hardware needs as well. The system has to be running HPs Illumi-Lite LED display and the new Intel 80GB SSD.

The HP Illumi-Lite LED display is slated for launch in October and HP claims that the display alone increased battery life by 4 hours compared to a traditional LCD. The new Intel SSD is also credited with improving battery life by 7%.

HP says that the runtime claim is verified on an industry standard benchmark, but doesn't specify what that benchmark is. HP also says that the resting doesn't demonstrate the fitness for the system for U.S. Department of Defense contracts for military use.

HP's Ted Clark said in a statement, "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."

If this long run time could be achieved using batteries like the ones from Boston-Power that recharge in 30 minutes, it would truly be a revolution in battery powered notebooks.

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Doing what?
By bobsmith1492 on 9/8/2008 5:47:38 PM , Rating: 5
Minesweeper all day? Movies, games, code, internet, Wi-Fi?

RE: Doing what?
By chmilz on 9/8/2008 6:20:49 PM , Rating: 5
Old: The 24 Hours of Le-Mans Racing
New: The 24 Hours of Le-Porn Surfing

RE: Doing what?
By jmunjr on 9/9/2008 2:45:41 AM , Rating: 5
Just put the word "porn" in a post and your post-rating skyrockets!

RE: Doing what?
By lennylim on 9/9/08, Rating: -1
RE: Doing what?
By FaceMaster on 9/9/2008 6:42:31 AM , Rating: 5
I bet you're hiding away in shame right now.


RE: Doing what?
By Griswold on 9/9/2008 5:58:25 AM , Rating: 5
I intend to prove your theory wrong! Here goes:

PORN will not yield a higher post ranking! Instead, PORN will only result in bad eye-sight and hairs on the palm of your prefered hand!

RE: Doing what?
By jadeskye on 9/9/2008 7:05:30 AM , Rating: 5

could be an idea!

RE: Doing what?
By Proxes on 9/9/2008 10:29:51 AM , Rating: 1

RE: Doing what?
By Oregonian2 on 9/9/2008 2:39:25 PM , Rating: 5
Will it work for the alternative spelling "pron" ?

RE: Doing what?
By Phlargo on 9/9/2008 10:54:29 AM , Rating: 5
I doubt it works with pron though.. 'cause that's a mispelling. All the dailytech "porn bots" can't find it.

RE: Doing what?
By ChronoReverse on 9/8/2008 6:38:21 PM , Rating: 2
Even if it's just 24 hours of Microsoft Word, it'd be pretty impressive.

Until this thing is available, there's not much to say though.

RE: Doing what?
By xdrol on 9/8/2008 6:47:20 PM , Rating: 3
I'd say 24 hours of default green hills desktop background.

RE: Doing what?
By purefat on 9/9/2008 5:38:49 AM , Rating: 2
HP laptops default to some crappy fractal desktop...
It's really ugly!

RE: Doing what?
By jackedupandgoodtogo on 9/8/2008 8:23:28 PM , Rating: 2
I can't imagine the number of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome cases that'll crop up due to 24 hours of laptop use. Ouch!

RE: Doing what?
By DASQ on 9/9/2008 11:47:46 AM , Rating: 2
Tried it. Wrists are fine.

Or they're just already broken. Hard to say.

RE: Doing what?
By chris2618 on 9/9/08, Rating: -1
RE: Doing what?
By piroroadkill on 9/9/2008 4:55:20 AM , Rating: 2
Hohoho, well played. I'm sure most people here have XP and uptimes of longer than a day commonly

RE: Doing what?
By legoman666 on 9/9/2008 8:02:41 AM , Rating: 2
replace "day" with "month" and you might be hitting on the truth.

RE: Doing what?
By djc208 on 9/9/2008 9:12:13 AM , Rating: 2
Yes the only things that resets my uptime are patches and software the require a restart, power outages, and hardware failure. Otherwise my home server running XP Pro never has a problem.

RE: Doing what?
By FITCamaro on 9/9/2008 8:00:39 AM , Rating: 2
I've had it running for months without a shutdown or restart until I moved recently. No slowdown either. It's my video server but I also use it to surf the web quite a bit. As well as encode video. X2 3800+, 1GB RAM, 120GB system drive (plus 6 other hard drives), 7600GT, Sound Blaster Live 5.1.

RE: Doing what?
By Bremen7000 on 9/9/2008 2:08:42 PM , Rating: 2
Oh please. Plenty of people (myself included) get 30d of uptime on XP between Patch Tuesdays. Gaming, web-surfing, Word, Visio, everything.

RE: Doing what?
By FaceMaster on 9/9/2008 6:40:32 AM , Rating: 2
Maybe it's for CRYSIS

RE: Doing what?
By Murloc on 9/9/2008 2:11:18 PM , Rating: 2
no wifi, minimum luminosity, no bluetooth, no stressing games.

XP, offline pr0n, and pinball.

RE: Doing what?
By Nik00117 on 9/9/2008 5:06:27 PM , Rating: 1
According to everest my longest uptime is
Longest UpTime 1741817 sec (20 days, 3 hours, 50 min, 17 sec.

thats going on right now. Honsetly I could prob keep that going for another 10-15 days but will prob have to restart due to a patch or some shit.

However going off my 34 reboots (time the PC has beent urned off and then oN) my average uptime is 3 days. Which considering that some days when adding in new hardware, playing wtih bios, and stuff like that where I reboot 3-4 times in a single hour thats not bad.

XP Is stable.

RE: Doing what?
By porkpie on 9/10/2008 12:57:18 AM , Rating: 2
I had a Linux box that went almost 2 years without a reboot once. But yeah, there's no reason XP couldn't do the same thing.

By Mojo the Monkey on 9/8/2008 5:48:49 PM , Rating: 3
I dont know whether to be impressed yet. How big is the extra battery? How much does it weight? what is the average power output that its doing for that length of time?

I'm picturing a netbook with a brick underneath it. I wouldnt be very "wowed" by that.

RE: Well...
By barjebus on 9/8/2008 6:20:32 PM , Rating: 3
It's called a wall socket.

Seriously with no details about the battery itself, this article loses all relevance. You might as well state that I've created a car that can break the sound barrier. Oh wait, I forgot to tell you that it's actually a jet powered car that costs millions of dollars.

The devil is in the details.

RE: Well...
By walk2k on 9/8/2008 7:21:23 PM , Rating: 2
Do you see the words that are underlined? We call those "hyperlinks". Clicking on these "hyperlinks" will take you to other pages on the world-wide-web. Amazing isn't it?

RE: Well...
By Titanius on 9/8/2008 10:11:12 PM , Rating: 3

RE: Well...
By 4wardtristan on 9/11/2008 1:47:18 AM , Rating: 2

RE: Well...
By Mojo the Monkey on 9/9/2008 2:00:03 PM , Rating: 2
yup, 1.7 lbs, 12 cell. A netbook on top of a freaking brick. yawn.

Interesting, but want more on specs...
By HinderedHindsight on 9/8/2008 5:52:43 PM , Rating: 2
Looks like it's ona 14.1 inch screen, but what resolution can it hit? I've gotten used to my Dell Studio's intense 1920x1600 on a 15.4 inch screen. And how much does this ultra capacity battery cost? The likelihood is it'll have it's extra capacity sticking out of the back of the laptop.

Also very interesting that they require WinXP- I didn't think MS was handing out new XP licenses for anything other than netbooks. Does this one qualify?

By Sasiki on 9/8/2008 6:30:23 PM , Rating: 2
They sell Vista Business with XP Downgrade rights. I still buy Lenovo's with XP Pro, but the sticker on the bottom says Vista Business.

By amanojaku on 9/8/2008 7:47:44 PM , Rating: 2
Just go to the HP site, or search online. The long lifetime comes with a certain configuration, including an Intel SSD as the disk drive. And I'm willing to bet you have to be doing something that never runs the CPU. Like Solitaire or general Word usage.

14.1-inch diagonal WXGA anti-glare (1280 x 800 resolution)
14.1-inch diagonal Illumi-Lite LED WXGA anti-glare (1280 x 800 resolution)
14.1-inch diagonal WXGA+ anti-glare (1440 x 900 resolution) Ambient Light Sensor

HP 12-Cell Ultra-Capacity Battery (EJ092UT) - Price: $189.00

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)

(1) Requires separately purchased Ultra Capacity Battery and customer download of the latest Intel graphics driver and HP BIOS. Notebook must be configured with optional Intel 80 GB 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. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and usage.

We talked about the new features on the 2730p and the 2530p, but the info that leads this post is that on the HP EliteBook 6930p, HP is going to begin touting 24 hour battery life shortly. According to Jeremy, this comes from continuing advances that HP is making in improving battery life, but is also due in great part to including the new Intel SSDs that have just been announced at IDF . Jeremy says that in his opinion the the advances with this new round of SSDs are certainly worth the price differential. Without the Intel SSD they are looking at claims of 15 hours of battery life, so that’s quite a jump. I asked Jeremy if he was ready to take the heat by making a claim of 24 hour battery life, and after a chuckle, he said he was.

By Zoomer on 9/8/2008 7:46:48 PM , Rating: 3
HP says that is enough run time for the longest airline flight in the world -- the Newark Liberty International Airport to Singapore Changi Airport flight taking 18 hours and 40 minutes -- on one single battery charge.

Pointless, since the flight has seat power for EVERY seat.

By glitchc on 9/9/2008 10:48:14 AM , Rating: 2
As long as you're not flying United, because otherwise, it's a toss-up.

Is huge and heavy
By hyperdoggy on 9/8/2008 7:23:07 PM , Rating: 2
Well the under slice that's needed is $189. Is a 12 cell battery that weights 1.77Ibs and looks like it adds 1.3 inch to your laptop at its thickest point. And i'm guessing you'll also need the 6 cell battery instead of the standard 4 cell to get the 24 hours.

so that's a 2.5 inch thick laptop weighting in at 6.5Ibs...

RE: Is huge and heavy
By FITCamaro on 9/9/2008 8:04:53 AM , Rating: 2
OMG 6.5 pounds! Whatever shall we do! I carried a 10 pound laptop in college in my back pack for 2.5 years without issue. And its not like I even worked out in college. Get stronger.

How much does it weigh?
By Cunthor666 on 9/8/2008 8:02:18 PM , Rating: 1
It's all fine and well, but what if it weighs over 2kg in battery alone? Sort of defeats the point of being mobile.

RE: How much does it weigh?
By dhluke on 9/9/2008 2:19:40 PM , Rating: 2
People are weak now days. Back in the day, this was PORTABLE!

24 hours isn't all that useful
By Lonyo on 9/8/2008 8:35:52 PM , Rating: 2
I'd rather see a laptop that can get ~18 hours doing productive stuff than 24 from one doing very little.
24 hours may be a day, but it's a day without sleep.
18 hours means you can use it non-stop all the time you are awake, and then you can recharge the computer while you recharge yourself.

By FaceMaster on 9/9/2008 6:44:58 AM , Rating: 1
Who's to say it can't?

Longer battery life doesn't just mean longer when doing nothing, it's an all round improvement. Bit like your Mum.

By shin0bi272 on 9/8/2008 7:25:05 PM , Rating: 2
Lithium Titanate anodes FTW!

I like it
By R0B0Ninja on 9/9/2008 2:55:17 AM , Rating: 1

i dig
By Darnell021 on 9/8/08, Rating: -1
RE: i dig
By walk2k on 9/8/2008 7:22:42 PM , Rating: 1
But will it blend?

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