No matter how stacked its specs are, a laptop is useless if it can’t hold charge for a longer period. And here are the details of 10 longest-lasting notebooks which can provide power anywhere from 9 hours to more than 20 hours of endurance. This should be more than sufficient for that cross-country fight, long day of meetings or multiple, back-to-back classes.
Lenovo ThinkPad X240: Lenovo’s X200 ThinkPad series is synonymous with portable productivity, and the X240 lets you get more done than ever without rushing to the nearest outlet. This lightweight laptop’s built-in battery provides a good 7 hours and 40 minutes of power, which stretches to a whopping 20 hours and 28 minutes when you upgrade from its 3-cell to its 6-cell battery. This endurance is the most we’ve ever gotten from a laptop without a sheet battery attached to the bottom, and this makes the X240 the perfect productivity companion.
Lenovo ThinkPad T440s: The Lenovo ThinkPad T440s has the battery life to back up its strong fourth-generation Intel Core performance and vibrant display. This comfy laptop can be configured with a 3-cell battery that lasts an above-average 7 hours, but you should spend the extra $5 for the optional 6-cell battery that more than doubles that life to 14 hours and 36 minutes. The T440s also has an additional 3-cell internal battery, so that you can swap out battery packs without your device going dead.
Apple MacBook Air 13-inch: The latest MacBook Air keeps the same sleek design as its predecessor and adds a zippier Core i5 processor for $100 less. And The 13-inch Air will still give you a very long battery life of 12 hours and 20 minutes.
Acer TravelMate P645-MG-9419: Acer’s TravelMate P645 is an impressive IT powerhouse with the endurance to match. Clocking in at 9 hours and 46 minutes, the sleek P645 outlasted many of its thin-and-light competitors with more than enough power to get through the workday. The P645 comes loaded with security features, and its staying power gives business users even more peace of mind when working remotely.
Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display: The robust MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display grew even stronger for 2013. This stylish notebook lasted a noteworthy 9 hours and 31 minutes providing plenty of power for photo editing, video chatting with friends.
Toshiba Tecra Z40: Armed with a 4-cell lithium-ion battery, the lightweight Toshiba Tecra Z40 gives a rock-solid 9 hours and 28 minutes of endurance. The Z40’s battery life bests the thin-and-light average by a long shot, and with its durable build, this is one of the best business notebooks preferred on a big trip.
Dell Inspiron 15 7000: The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 brings a fresh look to the Inspiron line while keeping a focus on fast performance and, most importantly, long battery life. This sexy and affordable mainstream notebook provides 9 hours and 26 minutes of power for Wi-Fi Web surfing, making it an ideal companion for working and playing on the go.
Dell XPS 12 2013: The Dell XPS 12’s unique flip-screen design makes it one of the most eye-catching notebooks around, but that’s not the only reason to choose. This stylish hybrid boasts 9 hours and 24 minutes of battery life, which allows you to take advantage of its gorgeous display and speedy performance without constantly plugging in.
HP Spectre 13t-3000: With its useful Control Zone touchpad; attractive, thin build; and sharp display, the HP Spectre 13 Ultrabook has no shortage of alluring features. Its endurance is no exception, as the Spectre 13’s 4-cell battery and Core i5 processor combined to give us 9 hours and 4 minutes of unplugged use.
MacBook Air 11-inch (2014): One of the best Apple laptop values ever, the updated 11-inch MacBook Air costs just $899 and includes a faster new Core i5 processor running at 1.4-GHz. With a speedy SSD under the hood, this is one of the ultra-portables available. But the new Air also boasts fantastic endurance; this 2.4-pound powerhouse can last for 9 hours and 19 minutes.