Intel efforts to encourage the use of lithium-ion batteries (LIB) prism in the notebook industry began to gain momentum as the arrival of support from several vendors such as Panasonic, Samsung and LG are planning to start applying this standard solution in the second half of 2012.
Currently, the majority of notebook industry is adopting a cylindrical battery 18 650 for a traditional notebook models. Ultrabook products and tablet PC’s have adopted a form that has been LIB-custom. Smaller size but incorporated into a single device (can not be bothered) allows the vendor to realize the design is much thinner than conventional notebook products.
LIB excess prisms are cheaper and lighter, but still need some time to be used as the standard in notebook industry, plus a special design that allows it to be removed/installed with ease. DigiTimes sources predict it will use special batteries became popular in 2013 and will be the most popular standard for battery-3 in the notebook industry.
The source adds that the battery manufacturers are generally a standard battery of the latest trendsetters. Panasonic, Samsung and LG have been ready to launch LIB prism with a size of 60mm x 80mm and a thickness of 5-8mm.
At present, prismatic LIB recorded 25-30 percent cheaper than traditional LIB with the same capacity, plus 5 percent lighter. 2 pieces of vendors who are ready to adopt the LIB prism is Acer and Asus products through their ultrabook next. Who will follow the second step of this company?