Remember that big ole 10400 mAh battery for the Eee PC 701/900 series I told you about the other day? It’s cheap as all get out at just under $50. But DealExtreme, the company selling the battery, conveniently didn’t have any pictures showing the battery actually plugged into a computer.
Fortunately for us, at least one person decided to take one for the team and order this almost too-good-to-be-true battery and post a few pictures. The battery is big. No doubt about it. It sticks out like a sore thumb. But while it might increase the weight of your netbook by 50%, it will also tilt the keyboard up, which is nice if you happen to like slanted keyboards.
It will also provide a whole lot of battery power. Spode, the guy who ordered one, says Ubuntu reports that the battery should last close to 7 hours. But it’s possible that it could run even longer, since the battery meter seems to go down slowly. He hasn’t performed a complete rundown test on the battery, so we’ll have to wait for Spode or someone else to do that before declaring this a 7, 8, or 9 hour battery. But it’s still pretty impressive.
via Eee PC.net