HP Mini 1000 with unofficial extended battery

The HP Mini 1000 may be one of the thinnest netbooks ever released, measuring less than an inch thick all the way around. But that thinnest comes at a price. For one thing, the netbook ships standard with a 2300mAh, 26WHr battery that only runs for about 2 to 2 and a half hours. HP does sell an extended battery, but Netbook Philippines administrator Ranns decided to try a third party extended battery instead.

The third party battery, which he picked up on eBay, is rated at 5200mAh and 57WHr, which gives it a bit more oomph than the extended battery you can get from HP. But it also takes up a bit more space than the 4400mAh battery from HP. And that battery was already pretty ugly. The unofficial battery sticks out like a couple of sore thumbs affixed to the bottom of this otherwise sleek-looking netbook.

On the other hand, how often do you look at the bottom of a netbook? The battery does provide a bit of tilt to the keyboard when you’re typing, which many people like. And most importantly, it should give you about twice the run time you’d get from a standard 26WHr battery.

thanks chiemartin!

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