Laptop battery power

5th May 2006 at 01:00
* One of the banes of using a laptop out and about is battery power. Even though laptops now have power-saving features and processors, you're lucky if you can get more than two or three hours work from a laptop battery.

Things are worse if you use power-hungry features like the DVD drive or a wireless connection. Now Taiwanese company Antig Technology is preparing to launch a laptop PC early next year that is powered by a combination of fuel cell technology and lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. The laptop will use a CD-sized fuel cell containing methanol and offer up to eight hours operating time from a single fuel cartridge. When the methanol supply is exhausted, it can be simply topped up again.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now