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Review: 2-power XCell 70 universal laptop battery

by Tarinder Sandhu on 24 August 2006, 08:58

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Introduction

2-power XCell 70 universal laptop battery

One of the greatest banes of the on-the-road business person is limited laptop battery life. Intel, AMD, and their respective partners continually devise methods of enhancing notebook battery life with each core component product refresh, and, by and large, we have seen a steady rise in the length of time a business-class laptop runs for before the battery runs out of juice.

Laptop manufacturers have also realised that battery-life considerations play an important part in the decision-making process for most users looking for a thin-and-light laptop. To this end, most respectable vendors offer you the choice of a larger battery at the time of purchase, usually one that physically protrudes from the rear of the laptop. This way, modern laptops can be endowed with a 5hr+ mobile life from a single battery. You can, of course, choose to purchase a secondary battery for longer runtimes. Expensive pricing and proprietary fitting somewhat limits their appeal, however.

2-power thinks it has the answer that mobile warriors have been looking for, that is, an external, universal battery that works on the majority of current laptops and is packaged with a universal adapter to boot, so two sources of power from 2-power.

The 2-power XCell 70 will be of interest to you if mobile battery life is an important factor in your day-to-day business. Read on to see just what it's like, how it performs, and our take on it.