Laptops with the Longest Battery Life

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Michael Andronico
Michael Andronico
A devout gamer and tech enthusiast, Mike Andronico joined the Laptop team in July 2013. With a B.A. in Journalism from Purchase College and experience at GameNGuide, Examiner and 2D-X, Mike tackles everything from iPhone rumors to in-depth hardware reviews.
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  1. Miss Versatile Says:

    I had the Samsung N110 and I loved the battery life. I could go from JFK airport to LAX including time in airport waiting for flight on one battery charge. During this last CES it was great to have I didn’t worry about the battery until end of day. It doesn’t take long to recharge from empty battery either. Only downfall is it got hot quickly and was kinda slow compared to other laptops on the market.

  2. Jake Says:

    Well battery life depends. If you have a monster 18.4″ with discrete graphics cards expectations are alot less. But with the new Sandy Bridge processors your getting then you ever had before.

  3. Jamshed Says:

    Dear Jake:
    Where can I get a monster 18.4″ with discrete graphics cards with the new Sandy Bridge processors ?
    And Hi-Life batteries for geological field work.
    Thanks,
    Jamshed
    roameri@vsnl.com

  4. Mike Prospero Says:

    Jamshed: Your best bet would be a workstation from Lenovo or Dell.

  5. nando4 Says:

    How about testing a 12.5″ HP 2570P with 100Whr 9-cell? It claims 9-15hrs battery life in it’s specs. A system with a socketted CPU (so can be user upgraded) and optical drive. A decent alternative to a 12.5″ Lenovo X230 which has a soldered CPU and no optical drive.

  6. Avram Piltch, LAPTOP Online Editorial Director Says:

    @nando4,

    Thanks. We’ll try to get one in.

  7. Laptors Says:

    Good articles=))))

  8. freeskydiver Says:

    What settings did you used during the tests??

  9. kinesthe Says:

    Given some laptops are tested with sheet batteries, why not test the Dell e6430 with its battery slice as well? Over 30 hours of runtime with its battery slice option

  10. theEVT Says:

    I think the FatBatt Fifty is a more accurate list. They update it too but I don’t know how often.

  11. Ron B. Says:

    I have a Gateway 18″ display. I know it will run for about 4 1/2 hours on a single charge. I haven’t tried it much longer.
    My criteria was large screen and at least 3 GB of memory. Hard drive size didn’t matter a lot because I don’t store a lot of games or many large programs on it. My largest game is Microsoft Flight Simulator and I have an older version of Word and Excel. I don’t upgrade unless there’s absolutely no way to get around it. By the way, my old laptop died after about 11 years I had to get a new one. My biggest criteria was the ability for wireless connections for my wife and I. We use Comcast and have had no problems with our computers AFTER they came out and buried our phone lines.

  12. sunny dee Says:

    The best experience I have had is with samsung NC215 notebook.
    It runs for about 8 hours when fully charged

  13. John B Says:

    Acer 4810T runs 7-8hrs with stock battery. Of course no longer available since this is 3 yrs old but it is the ‘John Deere” of computers, IMO. Very satisfied and would suggest that you look at the current replacement of this item in an Acer model.

  14. Paul Renault Says:

    According to Panasonic’s spec sheet, their CF31 has a (with no extra) battery life of 14.5 hours; easily topping the Lenovo X320′s “paltry” 7 hours. Adding the media pocket battery brings the total to 21 hours. To me, this is a clear winner in this battle.

    Yes, it is a little heavy, but you don’t need to carry it in a big, heavy, padded case – so what if you drop it on the sidewalk, eh?

    Bonus, you can safely use it at the beach in the sun – just rinse it off if you spill your mai tai on it.

  15. Jimmy Says:

    Battery life depends on the size, form factor, and its internal components. But where is the Samsung series 7 Chronos, and the Ativ book 9?

  16. pp Says:

    I feeling bad about lenovo idea pad
    U430 touch.authorized in Thai don’t HV this
    Model.but v can find in black market.
    In case of warranty/u know what will they say…ha ha no service parts.
    Next time for pcmag/laptop review …l very surprise for changing the price.
    At first stage u430touch /usd623
    But today show usd700.
    So hope for more precise for reader.

  17. Ihsanuddin Says:

    Dear Jake,
    How i can get that long livebattery laptop that i am living in AFghanistan

  18. Ihsanuddin Says:

    Please send me complete full deatails of thinkpad x-230 laptop along with price .
    thanks a lot.
    Mr: IHSANUDDIN ZAHEER

  19. Barb Says:

    what do you think of a fugitsu laptop for home/business use?

  20. Alauddin Says:

    I had a Samsung band laptop at present like to have a new one .cost effective and latest version needs cooperate in this regard,

  21. Jay Says:

    I am looking for a laptop that will store over 3,000 pictures, family documents, movies, voice etc. What laptop would best fit my needs

  22. Tony Says:

    Looking for help.

    Want a battery life of at least 5 hrs. of (real world use), Intel Core i7-4800MQ Processor, Windows 8.1, 17.3″ Full HD Anti-Reflective Display, 16 GB of memory (crucial or top brand name), 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 3GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M (or close too), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 AC + Bluetooth Combo…. for under $2000.
    If there is such a beast, please let me know. I’m having a hard time finding one. Your help would be greatly appreciated !!!!!!

  23. Joena Says:

    now i am using this model . in past always facing some problem with low battery life in my laptop. this article will be helpful to those users they use laptop with low battery life.. thanks

  24. Jake Long Says:

    Why not include the rugged laptops (such as the ToughBook C2 – with 14 and 19 hour battery life options)?

  25. noah Says:

    can i still paly games on it and still work on it during the 20hrs and 28 mins

  26. Dave Schaefer Says:

    Why is the HP Spectre 13t-3000 not available for purchase anymore? I really have been wanting to buy one of these, and now I see that it is no longer available. I can’t seem to find a straight explanation as to why it is completely gone after only being released in Q4 of 2013. Was is recalled? Is a newer model coming out soon? Can I please get a straight answer?

  27. Dave Schaefer Says:

    Why is the HP Spectre 13t-3000 not available for purchase anymore? I really have been wanting to buy one of these, and now I see that it is no longer available. I can’t seem to find a straight explanation as to why it is completely gone after only being released in Q4 of 2013. Was is recalled? Is a newer model coming out soon? Can I please get a straight answer?

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