(n.) A rechargeable battery used in portable computer devices, such as notebook computers. The most common substances used in computer battery packs are nickel cadmium (Nicad), nickel metal hydride (NiMH), and Lithium Ion.
A new type of battery, called a smart battery, provides the computer with information about its power status so that the computer can conserve power intelligently. With a normal battery, the computer makes estimates about the battery's condition that are not always correct.
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