HP EliteBook 8460p Can Get Up to 32 Hours of Battery Life with Some Tweaking

The old Dell Latitude X1 sub-notebook (remember that category) was a great notebook except for its 90 minute battery life (I timed it many times). The 4 to 5 hours I saw on some of the early netbooks in 2008 were amazing by comparison. But, how about a notebook with 32 hours of battery life? That’s what Venturebeat reports HP is making available.

HP’s new business laptops offer up to 32 hours of battery

HP notes that this 32-hour battery life is available for the EliteBook 8460p model.

HP Unveils Business Notebooks Designed with Precision Engineering (HP press release)

Here’s how you can get up to 32 hours of battery life in the EliteBook 8460p according to HP:

Up to 32 hours requires separately purchased HP BB09 Ultra Extended Life Notebook Battery and customer download of the latest Intel graphics driver and HP BIOS. Notebook must be configured with Intel graphics, optional Intel 160 GB SSD drive, HP LED HD Display and requires Windows 7 operating system. Battery life will vary depending on the product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, wireless functionality and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and usage.