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90 Watt-hour Universal Battery adds 8 hours of Notebook runtime

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January 8, 2007

90 Watt-hour Universal Battery adds 8 hours of Notebook runtime

90 Watt-hour Universal Battery adds 8 hours of Notebook runtime

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January 9, 2007 American Power Conversion announced three Universal Notebook Batteries yesterday and the US$200 top-of-the-line, 90 watt-hour model is a ripper offering roughly eight hours of additional runtime in a slim footprint that can rest underneath a notebook computer. Two USB ports supply power over 5V to USB-powered mobile devices, providing additional opportunities to power and charge accessories, such as an iPod and BlackBerry. The Universal Notebook Battery 90 uses lithium polymer battery cells and has an LCD screen that provides real-time status information such as battery capacity, recharge time and battery load, as well as input and output voltage. More details on the batteries within the article – all three batteries will be available in the first quarter of 2007.

Lightweight and portable, APC’s Universal Notebook Batteries are the only external notebook batteries designed to operate in a notebook case or beneath a laptop computer, giving mobile users more runtime for their computers while traveling.

Universal Notebook Battery 50 – is an external power supply that provides up to four hours of additional runtime depending on the notebook model and its performance settings. Weighing just under a pound, the Universal Notebook Battery 50 fits easily in a notebook case or next to the computer in tight spaces, such as on an airplane tray table. Currently available in North America, the Universal Notebook Battery 50 carries an estimated resale price of US$100.

Universal Notebook Battery 70 – is a slim external battery designed to fit easily under a notebook computer and provide up to six hours of additional runtime depending on the notebook model and its performance settings. An integrated USB port supplies a 5V power source for USB-powered mobile devices using the manufacturer cables; however, APC recommends the use of APC’s USB Charging Cables (sold separately) to ensure compatibility. Currently available in North America, the Universal Notebook Battery 70 carries an estimated resale price of US$150.

Universal Notebook Battery 90 – features 90 watt-hours of power in a slim footprint that can rest underneath a notebook computer with up to eight hours of additional runtime depending on the notebook model and its performance settings. Two USB ports supply power over 5V to USB-powered mobile devices, providing additional opportunities to power and charge critical accessories, such as an iPod and BlackBerry. The Universal Notebook Battery 90 also features an LCD screen that provides real-time status information such as battery capacity, recharge time and battery load, as well as input and output voltage. Available in the first quarter 2007, the Universal Notebook Battery 90 carries an estimated resale price of US$200.

Easy to set up and use, APC’s Universal Notebook Batteries are compatible with most leading brands of notebook computers, include a variety of ‘notebook tips’ and allow users to select the required voltage. An Input/Output power port provides a simple way to charge and power the Universal Notebook Batteries using an APC Universal Power Adapter or the original OEM notebook power adapter. APC’s Universal Notebook Battery 70 and 90 use lithium polymer battery cells, an advanced battery technology with a high power density, to create a compact, lightweight, solution with high power output. They are ideal for long business trips or charging the battery of a notebook when AC power is not available.

In addition to stand-alone use, the Universal Notebook Batteries work with APC’s entire family of Power Ready Notebook Cases, which have special pockets to hold mobile devices and offer cable routing to neatly hide charging cables. APC’s Power Ready Notebook Cases help individuals keep all of their mobile devices charged, organized and easily accessible while on the go.

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Mike Hanlon After Editing or Managing over 50 print publications primarily in the role of a Magazine Doctor, Mike embraced the internet full-time in 1995 and became a "start-up all-rounder" – quite a few start-ups later, he founded Gizmag in 2002. Now he can write again.   All articles by Mike Hanlon
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