The German c’t magazine reports that Asus has begun to replace the 5200mAh battery in its eee device with a smaller battery having a capacvity of just 4400mAh. This is said to reduce the endurance to 2.8h from 3.3h – Asus claims that the reduction is due to a fire at its battery supplier LG Chemicals(ever heard about second sourcing, folks?).

Anyways, the c’t claims that the outside of device’s boxen are not altered in any way – while some may call that an oversight, I feel that this smells a bit like wilful deception and fits well into the overall picture of a company that can not handle its recent success…

P.S. I have not bothered to send this article to Asus for a comment – the folks in their German press department have proven themselves useless for any kind of productive cooperation multiple times in the past! I don’t want wine and food – I want devices and valuable content for you guys!

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3 Responses to “Asus silently reduces eee battery capacity”

  1. Sadly, I just found this out, when I purchased my ASUS Eee 2 weeks ago and JUST found out now that it has a 4400mAh battery. :(

  2. Hi,
    this is the joy of buying Asus stuff ;) .

    Best regards
    Tam Hanna

  3. Is this true as well for the Asus 1000h? I think our Eee PCs never really got the 5200mAh but just the 4400mAh in earlier versions.

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