Thursday, August 9, 2007

New batteries for old laptops

Many older laptop PCs are still in use, but many of their batteries have died, and the laptops require constant AC power.

FreshBattery just introduced its Legacy Power line of new batteries for more than 1,500 older laptop models including HP, Compaq, IBM-Lenovo, Apple, Toshiba, Sony and Dell that will meet or exceed the original battery capacity. With a new battery, you can move your old laptop away from the wall.

The new Legacy Power line of replacement batteries support popular laptops, some of which have been discontinued for five years, and in many cases are no longer available from the laptop maker.

More than two-thirds of the Legacy Power batteries are priced under $100. For example, a new Legacy Power battery for the Apple Titanium Powerbook sells for $89.99.

FreshBattery has partnered with Share Our Strength (SOS) to donate $1 of every battery sold to help end childhood hunger in America. The company also supports the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) to prevent used batteries from entering the solid waste stream.

Most batteries are built to hold a full charge for about two years, based on an average of a few hundred recharges over that time. As the battery reaches the end of its lifecycle, the charge it can hold diminishes dramatically – sometimes down to only 10 – 15 minutes. This means older models are often tethered to an AC outlet.

The FreshBattery online store, at, provides helpful and interesting information about batteries, and multiple search tools to locate the correct battery. Batteries are made daily, and each FreshBattery is stamped with a “Born On” date to ensure freshness.

“The majority of consumers today are working on a one to four year old laptop and a new battery can dramatically improve performance, runtime and mobility. At FreshBattery, we offer the latest battery cell technology. This allows our Legacy Power battery line to significantly extend the life of older laptop models,” said Bob Schaffer, FreshBattery VP of Business Development.

According to Schaffer, “Battery cells available today allow a user to get greater battery capacity into their older machine. For example, an original Apple PowerBook G4 15” Titanium with 3600 mAh cells would run for two and a half hours. Now with a FreshBattery Legacy Power replacement battery that uses 4400 mAh cells that same computer will run for 3 hours and 10 minutes.”

In addition to the Legacy Power line, FreshBattery offers a variety of replacement batteries that provide up to 75% more power than the original batteries.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great idea. Thanks for the tip. I'm going mo-bile again.