ZPower's 40% Better Silver-Zinc Batteries Coming in Laptops This Year

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The folks at ZPower, who make the silver-zinc batteries that get 40% better run-time than Lithium-Ion, just told us that a major laptop and a major cellphone manufacturer will use the technology this year.

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Still no details on which manufacturer and cellphone provider will do this, but ZPower did say that they're going for a same-size method of batteries. In that the silver-zinc batteries will be the same size as lithium-ion batteries and will be swappable in the same laptop.

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Since the price is more for the silver-zinc, it'll be a premium option in machines, but will definitely be useful for long airplane rides, long car drives and long bathroom breaks.

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"Since the price is more for the silver-zinc, it'll be a premium option in machines"

So ordinary machines that cost more than others of the same features. Sony it is, hell or Apple too.