The HP Mini 1000 6 cell battery may be kind of ugly, but it doubles the netbook’s battery life. And as Sascha from Netbook News.de pointed out to me once, it’s on the bottom of the laptop where you’ll never have to look at it. There’s just one problem: Up until recently the 6 cell battery wasn’t available for purchase.
You still can’t order an HP Mini 1000 preconfigured with the high capacity battery. But if you search the HP parts store for part number 517581-001, you can find the battery for $153.90. That’s right, for the price of 3 batteries you could buy a netbook and have some change left over. A lot of change. But that seems to be par for the course when it comes to spare laptop batteries. Hopefully HP will eventually offer customers the choice between a 3 cell and a 6 cell battery when they purchase the laptop.
via Portable Monkey