HP unveils ten-hour ultra-portables

HP Middle East has rolled out a new family of ‘ultra-portable’ notebook PCs for business users, which it claims offer increased on-the-go lives of up to 10 hours when used with HP’s optional new Ultra-Capacity 12-cell battery.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  April 26, 2006

HP Middle East has rolled out a new family of ‘ultra-portable’ notebook PCs for business users, which it claims offer increased on-the-go lives of up to 10 hours when used with HP’s optional new Ultra-Capacity 12-cell battery. The company’s new nx9420, nx6310 and nc6320 models are built around Intel’s new dual-core ‘Core Duo’ processor technology and are available with HP’s optional Ultra-Capacity Battery; a 12-cell component that the firm says offers up to 10 hours of extra notebook usability, in addition to a machine’s standard supplied battery. “Today’s mobile lifestyle requires busy professionals to stay connected and productive throughout the day, regardless of their location,” said Vishnu Taimni, HP Middle East’s category manager of its Portables and Handhelds section, PSG division. “Our customers can now enjoy high-performance computing whether at their desk, visiting a client or giving a presentation – even when disconnected from a power outlet for many hours.” The nx9420 features a 17-inch wide-screen display and 3D graphics to deliver what HP claims is desktop performance on the go. Its claimed battery life stretches to four hours. Meanwhile, HP’s nx6310 and nc6320 notebooks are lighter (from 2.7kg) and smaller (as thin as 30.3mm) than the nx9420, and each offer over four hours of battery life and a choice of processors, again including Intel’s Core Duo CPUs. In addition to HP’s claim of its Ultra-Capacity battery offering up to ten hours of notebook power (depending upon usage), owners can also plug their Smart AC adapter directly into the battery to charge it separately. Also available is HP’s alternative ‘Extended Life Battery’, an eight-cell Lithium Ion model that the firm claims offers up to an extra five hours of battery life. This battery can be charged while docked and has been designed to offer mobile professionals an optimal solution for long meetings or events at locations with limited power outlets. On the security front, the notebooks include HP’s proprietary ProtectTools suite, fingerprint readers (except for with the nx6310) and integrated smart card readers. In terms of their competition, they look set to go head-to-head in the marketplace with machines such as Fujitsu Siemens Computers’ Lifebook P7120, Lenovo’s Thinkpad X41, Toshiba’s R200 and Asus’ W5F.

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