Making matters worse is the fact that Asus has been shipping at least some Eee PC 900 units with a 4400mAh battery rather than the 5800mAh battery that the company included with test units. In fact, Blogeee ran their original tests with a 4400mAh battery and the Eee PC 900 performed laughably, conking out after just an hour and a half of web browsing and document editing with the screen brightness turned all the way up. So Blogee threw in a standard Eee PC 701 5200mAh battery and things got a little better. But just a little.
So while I’ve been unimpressed with the HP Mini-Note battery, I suspect its performance is similar to the Eee PC 900.