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GBM Shortcut: Hands On With HP’s Mini 1000 6-Cell Battery

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HP Mini 1000 6-cell battery compared to iPhoneGiven a choice, I will always use a mobile computer that supports an extended battery over a regular battery. For me, the benefit of additional battery life outweighs the extra weight or thickness. When I saw that the 6-cell battery for HP’s Mini 1000 was 20% off, I decided to go ahead and order one. The 3-cell battery just wasn’t cutting it for me. To be honest, I don’t know why OEMs even bother shipping their netbooks with 3-cell batteries. Samsung should be applauded for making their NC10 come standard with a 6-cell. Anyhow, my 6-cell for the HP Mini 1000 arrived this morning, and in this GBM Shortcut, I give everyone a quick hands-on demo of how the 6-cell looks with the Mini 1000. It is quite small, and in my opinion, makes the Mini 1000 even nicer to carry and type on. The 3-cell battery weighs 6 oz, while the 6-cell battery weighs 11.7 oz.   Pictures and video after the break.   The 6-cell battery retails for $119.99.

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4 Comments

  1. HG

    03/18/2009 at 8:02 pm

    I agree why do OEM’s even bother with 3-Cell batteries. I go the MSI Wind for Christmas and came with the 3-Cell battery. I ordered the 6-Cell battery which gives me more working time. I guess I can look at it like now I have a 3-Cell battery for backup; which I do take with me on the road when I don’t want to carry any A/C adapter.

  2. marcs

    03/19/2009 at 6:59 am

    Man that battery sucks, i would like a little bigger model from HP with a 6 cell battery that don’t come out from the case. It’s like the amateur battery packs that e-shops sell on ebay.

  3. Rob

    03/19/2009 at 7:16 am

    @marcs I did not have it locked properly

  4. marcs

    03/19/2009 at 8:59 am

    yeah i know, sry my english is not decent. I mean that the battery in my opinion add to much bulk to the HP1000, hp should design a native six cell netbook and not sell batteries that don’t fit in a 3 cell native machine.

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