HP claims to have reached a milestone in laptop battery performance by launching the HP EliteBook 6930p, which the company says lasts 24-hours between charges.

The HP EliteBook 6930p includes an Intel solid-date drive which HP says provides a 7 percent increase in battery life compared to traditional hard drives, while the laptop's 14.1in LED screen also provides a battery boost. HP says the use of the LED screen in place of an LCD increases battery life by 4 hours.

HP claims the extended life enables the EliteBook 6930p to be continuously used on the world's longest scheduled commercial airline flight, the 18-hour, 40-minute journey between Newark Liberty International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport. The 2.1kg system could also endure 10 trips on the EuroStar between London and Paris, according to HP's calculations.

"All-day computing has been the holy grail of notebook computing," said Ted Clark, senior vice president and general manager of HP's notebook global business unit, HP. "With the HP EliteBook 6930p, customers no longer have to worry about their notebook battery running out before their work day is over."

The HP EliteBook 6930p is scheduled for release in the UK next month for £876 ex VAT.

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