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Laptops with Best Battery Life 2019 - Longest Lasting Laptop Batteries

No matter how stacked their specs are, even the best laptops are useless if they can't hold a charge. Fortunately, there are plenty of notebooks that go the distance. Using our Laptop Mag Battery Test 2.0, which involves continuous Web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness, we've identified the laptops with the best battery life on the market. We're talking more than 9 hours of endurance, which should more than suffice for that cross-country flight, a long day of meetings or multiple, back-to-back classes. Here are our top performers:

Best Laptop Battery Life (Hours:Minutes)

  1. Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1: 13:08
  2. Dell XPS 13 9380 (2019): 12:22
  3. Lenovo Yoga C630: 12:14
  4. HP Spectre x360 (13-inch): 12:07
  5. Dell XPS 15: 11:53
  6. Google Pixelbook Go: 11:29
  7. HP Envy 13: 11:11
  8. MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019): 11:00
  9. Dell XPS 13 2-in-1: 10:57
  10. Samsung Chromebook 4: 10:36

Note that, in February 2018, we switched from Laptop Battery Test 1.0, which surfed the web at a lower, 100 nits of brightness, so scores have gone down to reflect the more aggressive (and realistic) test.

What you need to know about Black Friday 2019

Black Friday is going to be here before you know it, and as soon as the holiday season starts, it'll be the perfect opportunity to pick up a laptop with the best battery life. We're actually seeing some of the best Black Friday deals and best Cyber Monday deals right now, and soon enough there will be deals on our top laptops with best battery life like the Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 and Dell XPS 13. Black Friday deals are set to kick off on Thanksgiving (Nov. 28) and continue all the way to Cyber Monday (Dec. 2).

Here are the laptops with best battery life

Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 (13:08)

1. Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1

13:08

Display: 14-inch, 1920 x 1280 display | CPU: Up toIntel Core i7-8665UCPU | Weight: 3 pounds

Sleek, modern design
Strong performance
13+ hours of battery life
Proximity sign-in feature works well
Display could be brighter
Poor speakers

Let me introduce you to one of the best Dell Latitudes around: The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 -- a beast of a business laptop that can last 13 hours and 8 minutes on a single charge. That battery is packed into a super sleek design, measuring just 0.6 inches thick, alongside a strong Core i7 processor. One of the coolest features that the Latitude 7400 boasts is its proximity sign-in function, so you can sign into your computer just by walking up to it.

See our full Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 review.

Dell XPS 13 9380 (12:22)

2. Dell XPS 13 9380

12:22

Display: 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 display | CPU: Up to Intel Core i7-8565U CPU | Weight: 2.69 pounds

Slim, lightweight design
Strong performance
Gorgeous 4K display
Long battery life (on 1080p model)
InfinityEdge bezels with properly placed webcam
Below-average battery life (on 4K model)

The Dell XPS 13 still has the slimmest bezels imaginable thanks to its InfinityEdge design, and as a bonus, Dell managed to fit the webcam in the top bezel, which has been a long-awaited feature. And to accompany those thin bezels is a gorgeous 13.3-inch, 1080p display that covered 126 percent of the sRGB spectrum and emitted 357 nits of brightness. This baby is also super light and thin, coming in at 2.7 pounds and 0.3~0.46 inches thick, and boasts a powerful new Whiskey Lake processor.

See our full Dell XPS 13 (2019) review.

Lenovo Yoga C630 (12:14)

3. Lenovo Yoga C630

12:14

Display: 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1280 display | CPU: Up to Qualcomm 850 CPU | Weight: 2.6 pounds

Superslim, flexible design
Aluminum chassis
Very long battery life
LTE connectivity
Poor price-to-performance ratio
Stiff keyboard
Hollow audio

The Lenovo Yoga C630 sports a gorgeous aluminum chassis paired with a flexible, 0.5-inch thin design. Its battery life lasted 12 hours and 14 minutes on our tests, and when you combine that with its 4G LTE connectivity, it’s great option for people who frequently travel. As an added bonus, the Yoga C630 also features a decently colorful 13.3-inch panel.

See our full Lenovo Yoga C630 review.

HP Spectre x360 (12:07)

4. HP Spectre x360

12:07

Display: 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 display | CPU: Up to Intel Core i7-8565U CPU | Weight: 2.8 pounds

Luxurious design
Outstanding battery life
Thin and lightweight
Vivid 1080p display
Class-leading keyboard
Powerful speakers
Display could be brighter
Bezels are a bit thick
Bloatware

HP's Spectre x360 is back and sexier than ever, sporting a gorgeous Dark Ash Silver paint over its aluminum hood. To top off its design, its 13.3-inch, 1080p display blasted us with 150% of the sRGB color gamut, and the keyboard comforted us with a tactile 1.4 millimeters of travel.Not to mention that its battery lasted an epic 12 hours and 7 minutes on our tests.

See our full HP Spectre x360 (13-inch, 2019) review.

Dell XPS 15 (11:53)

5. Dell XPS 15

11:53

Display: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 display | CPU: Up to Intel Core i7-8750H CPU | Weight: 4.2 pounds

Strong overall and graphics performance
Excellent battery life
Bright, vibrant screen
Runs cool
Attractive, if dated, design
Awkwardly placed webcam

Between its sleek aluminum chassis, ridiculously gorgeous 15.6-inch display and powerful performance, it’s practically a miracle that the Dell XPS 15 has long battery life. This baby lasted a solid 11 hours and 53 minutes, and while that’s not the best of the best, its other qualities easily make it one of the best overall laptops on this list. And with its GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q GPU, you can run games like Hitman (Ultra, 1080p) at 60 frames per second.

See our full Dell XPS 15 (2018) review.

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6. Google Pixelbook Go

11:29

Display: 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 display | CPU: Up to 8th Gen Core i7 Y-Series CPU | Weight: 2.3 pounds

Superslim design
Bright, colorful display
Great battery life
Solid performance
Lackluster speakers
Scant ports
Keyboard a bit shallow

At just 2.3 pounds and 0.5 inches thin, the Google Pixelbook Go packs a battery that pushes it for a whole 11 hours and 29 minutes. It's rare to get a Chromebook that lasts this long on a charge. It not only has strong performance, but it has a bright and colorful 1920 x 1080 display, nailing 108% of the sRGB color gamut and 368 nits of brightness. The is the best long lasting Chromebook you can buy.

See our full Google Pixelbook Go review.

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7. HP Envy 13 (2019)

11:11

CPU: Intel Core i5/Core i7 | GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620/Nvidia GeForce MX250 | RAM: 8GB/16GB | Storage: 256GB/512GB/1TB | Display: 13.3-inch, 1080p or 4K | Size: 12.1 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 2.8 pounds

Attractive, portable chassis
Fast performance
Bright display
11+ hours of battery life (FHD model)
Crisp speakers
Poor battery life (on 4K model)
No Thunderbolt 3

The HP Envy 13 banged out a solid 11 hours and 11 minutes on our Laptop Mag Battery Test with its bright, 1080p display. It also has an elegant 0.6-inch chassis that can lift the deck when the lid is open, to make for a more comfortable typing experience. The generous size and spacing of the island-style keyboard on the Envy 13 made typing a joy. Now combo that with a fast Core i5-8265U CPU and a pair of powerful speakers. You got yourself an awesome ultraportable laptop.

See our full HP Envy 13 review.

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8. MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)

11:00

CPU: Intel Core i9 | GPU: AMD Radeon Pro 5500M | RAM: 32GB | Storage: 512GB SSD | Display: 16-inch, 1920p | Size: 14.1 x 9.7 x 0.6 inches | Weight: 4.3 pounds

Radically improved Magic Keyboard
Immersive 16-inch display with slimmer bezels
Beastly performance
Powerful 6-speaker audio
Nearly 11 hours of battery life
Display not 4K
No full-size USB port or SD card slot
Pricey

Apple has finally made a better keyboard for its MacBooks, tossing the Butterfly switches and putting in scissor switches, which makes the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Not only that, but it lasted a straight 11 hours on the battery test. Apple also maintained the same size as its predecessor, at 0.6-inches thin, while expanding the display size to 16 inches. Top that off with the MacBook Pro's powerful Core i9 CPU and a strong AMD Radeon 5500M graphics card.

See our full MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) review.

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (2019)

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9. Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (2019)

10:57

CPU: Intel Core i3/Core i5/Core i7 | GPU: Intel Iris Plus | RAM: 8GB/16GB/32GB | Storage: 256GB/512GB/1TB | Display: 13.4-inch, 1920 x 1200 or 4K | Size: 11.7 x 8.2 x 0.5 inches | Weight: 2.9 pounds

Slim, ultraportable design
Strong performance
Bright 13.4-inch display
Long battery life
Few ports
Shallow keyboard

The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is the king 2-in-1 laptop. It boasts a strong 10th Gen Intel Core processor on top of its gorgeous 16:10 display that emits over 500 nits of brightness. Now pair that with a battery life that lasts a strong 10 hours and 57 minutes. It’s also incredibly sleek, 0.3~0.5-inch chassis and features a variable torque hinge that allows the lid to be lifted open without the machine wobbling or moving.

See our full Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review.

Samsung Chromebook 4

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10. Samsung Chromebook 4

10:36

CPU: Intel Celeron 3000N | GPU: Intel UHD 600 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32GB eMMC | Display: 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 | Size: 11.33 x 7.96 x 0.66 inches | Weight: 2.6 pounds

Long battery life
Thinner and lighter than competitors
Decent performance
Pretty good keyboard
Dim display without touch
Chunky bezels
Mediocre audio

If you're looking for a ridiculously cheap laptop with the best battery life you can get, you won't find anything better than the Samsung Chromebook 4 ($229). It survived a whole 10 hours and 36 minutes against our battery test, making it the best laptop under $500 with the longest battery life. It has an especially good keyboard, so it's great for people who just need it for typing. However, you should keep in mind that the screen and audio aren't up to par. But thanks to how light it is and its decent performance, it's a solid ultraportable laptop.

See our full Samsung Chromebook 4 review.

As soon as Rami Tabari sprung out of the College of Staten Island, he hit the ground running as a Staff Writer for Laptop Mag. He reviews every shape and form of a laptop as well as all sorts of cool tech. You can find him sitting at his desk surrounded by a hoarder's dream of laptops, and when he navigates his way out to civilization, you can catch him watching really bad anime or playing some kind of painfully difficult game. He’s the best at every game and he just doesn’t lose. That’s why you’ll occasionally catch his byline in Tom’s Guide, taking on the latest Souls-like challenge.