HP offers a choice of a 3 cell or 6 cell battery for the HP Mini 2140 netbook. The 3 cell battery fits flush with the unit and provides up to 4 hours of run time. The 6 cell battery sticks out from the bottom an dmakes the computer bulkier and heavier. But it more than doubles the run time. HP suggests the 6 cell battery will last for up to 8.5 hours if you have a hard drive, or up to 10 hours if you opt for the super-expensive 80GB SSD option.

If you’re wondering just how much far the 6 cell battery does jut out, HP Mini Guide put together a photo gallery with several images of a 6 cell unit next to a 3 cell model. Keep in mind, the battery rests below the unit, so you’ll never notice it if you’re looking at the keyboard and display.

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12 replies on “HP Mini 2140 6 cell battery is chunky but powerful”

  1. I love my new Mini 1000 with the standard flat battery. I did not see it pointed out yet but the 6 cell sized battery will pose another problem.

    The screen on the Mini already does not open far enough back. The large battery option ,as placed, will make the issue much worse.

  2. Looks like a lump of turd sticking to the HP…hahah. Thk gdness I opted for the NC10

  3. Hallo, I always wonder where all this battery life time comes from? In real life the 3cell battery with hp2140 longs about 2.2-2.5h (just surfing in web).

  4. I get 3 & 1/2 HRs with the standard battery….more is better as long as it doesn’t wiggle like the knock offs.

  5. I think the problem lies in the initial decision to design it as a 4-cell unit and thereby be able to present it as small and light as possible with reference to its competition.

    Since long battery life is most important with portable things, it would have been better to integrate the 6-cell battery into the initial product like Asus (in the 1000 series) and Samsung did, rather than stick it on as an afterthought.

  6. Can’t you see that they INTENTIONALLY designed it this way, so the keyboard would be on a slant?

    What they, and many computer users don’t understand is that keyboards are supposed to slant DOWN 6 degrees towards the screen for ergonomic reasons.

    That makes this both ugly and bad for your hands.

  7. Chunky is not doubling the thickness, chunk would be adding a 1/4 inch, not a full inch. The phrase you were looking for was ‘too stupid to be imagined’ as in ‘HP Mini 2140 6 cell battery is ‘too stupid to be imagined but powerful’.

  8. There is some quality design. I think even the Chinese “will fit” batteries will do a better job than this. Does anyone in marketing/administration look at this stuff before they put their name on it???

    1. I have the same 6-cell in my 2133, the fit is just fine, there are no gaps, it doesn’t wriggle. It’s sorta like it’s meant to go there. 😉

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