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By Andrew Gould 14 April 2008

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There are few ­scenarios that ­compare, in terms of pure terror and ­frustration, to the notebook user staring at the battery indicator on his ­notebook and it’s been on “critical” for ten minutes already. Then, without ­warning, ­without even a goodbye, the ­notebook shuts down.

Worry no further: Electrovaya, famed for strides made in battery technology, have brought out the PowerPad95, an ultra-thin, ultra efficient battery that powers your notebook for up to 7 hours. You just charge it and plug in your notebook and carry on ­without any chance of a heart attack. Electrovaya’s SuperPolymer battery technology enables more energy to be stored in a smaller space, so you get a very thin battery with up to 4 times as much energy without it being 4 times bigger.

The PowerPad 95 will set you back about R2499. Call Vye Computers Africa on 0861-111-358.

PROS
Ultra-thin and ultra-efficient batter
CONS
It is only a back-up option ??? having to charge two devices instead of one.
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