Building a better battery
Subject: Mobile | August 29, 2008 - 12:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tech Knowledge Arena takes a look at the current state of laptop batteries and the new types we can expect to see in the not too distant future. Currently
Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium batteries are the main players, each with different benefits and drawbacks. Soon we may see fuel cell and virus powered laptops.
"When it comes to mobile computing, battery life is of utmost concern. With CPUs getting more powerful people wanting to use
their mobile devices for more demanding tasks, batteries are not able to match their pace. Even though all the batteries work
on the same general principle the chemical composition of each type differs. Mobile computing batteries have undergone many
changes over the past several years and at present there are three discrete battery types on the market. Let’s take a closer
look at each type."
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