Not long ago, Dell [NASDAQ:DELL] thought it had the ultra-marathon laptop market in the bag with its 19-hour battery. Now HP [NASDAQ:HPQ] has shown them up with their new EliteBook 6930p, a notebook that features a whopping 1.77-pound, 24-hour battery for those of us that have a serious deadline and a case of Red Bull. The notebook makes the battery’s job a little easier with some special features like an LED-backlit display and a new HP BIOS that shaves valuable watts off the machine’s operating requirements. The notebook should weigh under 5 pounds, and models start at $1200 without the SSD.
Speaking of SSDs, however, it’d be remiss not to discuss the drive inside that HP: Intel’s [NASDAQ:INTC] 80GB solid state X25-M drive, which Intel concurrently released for aftermarket sale today. The drive reportedly boasts a few new optimizations meant to sip power and boost speed over conventional SSDs. It comes in the standard 2.5-inch form-factor, and there’s also a 3.5-inch version. The drive will retail for $600.