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Old 04-20-08, 02:45 AM   #1
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Default Notebook and express slots?!?

So I am going to be purchasing an Asus F8SN-D1 notebook and was wondering if there are any batteries at all that will fit into an express card slot? I wouldn't even care if its a 3cell battery. I just need something to supply more juice so I can keep the mobile gaming/class notes going and going and going...
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Old 04-20-08, 04:22 AM   #2
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i dont know dude, i know if you are planning on gaming on one of the bigger ones, be prepared for VERY brief battery life, especially with the new games.
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Old 04-20-08, 06:48 AM   #3
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It's not going to happen. Unless that particular laptop is wired specifically for the purpose, you cannot power it via the express card slot. The EC slot is made for devices, not batteries, and the circuitry isn't there for the system to work any other way. In the same way, you can't get PCI-E based UPS.

Your best options are to either buy a second battery (when the power runs low, set Windows to automatically hibernate, and you'll be able to boot back up to where you left off from with the new battery), or to go with one of the Dell systems that allow the media bay to hold an extra battery instead of an optical drive. Or, just take an AC adaptor with you. Or, when you're in class, just do work, rather than playing games. Which is probably the best plan.
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Old 04-20-08, 03:45 PM   #4
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Ahaha yeah, well thanks for the advice. I was just wondering if there were any batteries for the express slot. But anyways, I am definitely looking forward to this new laptop!!
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