I'm getting ready to order either the Compaq R3000 or the Pavilian zv5000 notebook. I ran across the serivice guide and noticed that their are 2 12 cell battery packs for this computer. One has the same specs at the 8 cell, 14.8 V, 4.4 Ah, and high capacity battery with 14.8 V, 6.6 Ah. I assume that the one that you can choose through the customize option is the 6.6 Ah because it says 50% more battery life, but it doesn't list the part number.
Is there an benefit to the 12 cell vs 8 cell battery if both are 4.4 Ah? And can someone confirm that the 12 cell listed in the customize option is the 6.6 Ah?
The 12 cell battery that comes with the Pavilion zv5000 is the high capacity one?
So, how much battery life on average would you get with that?
Or was thietlong's post about the 12 cell meaning the high capacity 12 cell
From what I have seen and experienced from use and from talking with others, is that you should get about an extra 45 minutes to an hour with the 12-cell versus the 8-cell; well worth the extra $25.
(2 - 2.5 hrs for 8-cell, 3 - 3.5 hrs. with 12-cell) Run times will vary, of course, depending on what you are runnning while on battey power (using the DVD drive or doing many read/writes to the HD will use more juice, etc.).