Boston-Power Announces HP As First Customer To Offer Its Next-Generation Notebook Computer Battery

December 10, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

Boston-Power® announced that its next-generation Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cell, Sonata,™ will be available first to Hewlett Packard (HP) customers as an upgrade option. The result of a three-year relationship between Boston-Power and HP, the announcement is said to underscore the companies’ shared commitment to fueling innovation in battery technology while bringing notebook PC users products that exemplify a respect for the environment.

Sonata is said to deliver like-new performance for three years. Consumers will be able to purchase the optional HP notebook batteries with Sonata technology for use with select HP consumer notebook PCs in early 2009.

According to the company, in addition to setting a new benchmark in notebook PC battery technology, HP Enviro series program notebook batteries with Sonata technology will come with a three-year warranty – said to be the longest battery warranty available from any notebook PC provider.

"Consumers depend on their notebook computers as much as they do because they enable mobility – whether being used for leisure or work activities," said Boston-Power Founder and CEO Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud. "To truly empower users with that type of flexibility, batteries have to last longer and provide more dependable performance. Sonata delivers these benefits while staying true to Boston-Power’s commitment to environmentally sustainable products. We’re thrilled to be teaming with HP to bring Sonata to market."

"HP is known around the world for delivering breakthrough technologies and meaningful innovation to consumers," said Jonathan Kaye, Director of Consumer Notebooks at HP. "By partnering with Boston-Power, we are able to offer our customers batteries with a longer lifespan and help reduce the amount of technology waste in landfills."

Initially targeting notebook PCs, Sonata’s ’drop-in’ form factor enables it to be used with existing notebook computers. This means that HP customers with compatible PCs can purchase Sonata-powered batteries to replace their existing batteries or use as a spare on long trips or plane flights. No system changes are required.