It’s HP’s turn to issue a battery alert. If you have a one of these laptops and purchased it between August 2007 and March 2008, HP has issued a recall. Approximately 70,000 have overheating issues. If you think yours might be one of them, head over to the HP site and check your product number on the service tag on the bottom. Not all of them listed have problems but ‘tis better to be safe than sorry.
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HP has just released laptop batteries that are guaranteed to last 3 years. Their Enviro Series has Boston-Power technology and is equivalent to a 6-cell battery. It is compatible with HP’s Pavilion dv4, dv5, dv6; HP HDX 16; HP G50, G60, G61, G70, G71; Compaq Presario CQ40, CQ45, CQ50, CQ60, CQ61, CQ70 and CQ71. At a price of $149.99, the company offers 24/7 phone and email support. The battery will also be available to customers when purchasing new PCs.