Laptops with the Longest Battery Life

You don't want to spend your days chained to an outlet or worrying that your laptop will run out of juice when you need it most. That's why we run all notebooks through our own Laptop Mag battery test, which involves continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi. The laptops below lasted 9 hours or longer on our benchmark.

Product Battery Life(HH:MM) Size (in Inches) Rating Starting Price
Lenovo ThinkPad T480 17:19 13.25 x 9.15 x 0.78 inches 4
out of 5
From $1,049
Lenovo
Lenovo ThinkPad T470 16:01 13.25 x 9.15 x 0.79 inches 4
out of 5
From $881
Lenovo
Dell XPS 13 9360 15:14 11.98 x 7.88 x 0.6 inches 4.5
out of 5
From $799
Dell Home
HP Envy x2 (Qualcomm) 14:22 11.5 x 8.3 x 0.3 in, 0.6 inches thick with cover 3.5
out of 5
From $999
HP
Asus NovaGo TP370QL 14:19 12.4 x 8.7 x 0.59 inches 2.5
out of 5
From $599
ASUS
Lenovo ThinkPad x270 13:15 12.03 x 8.21 x 0.8- inches 4
out of 5
From $734
Lenovo
Lenovo ThinkPad 25 13:05 13.25 x 9.15 x 0.79 inches 4
out of 5
From $1,899
Lenovo
Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) 11:59 11.98 x 7.88 x 0.46 inches 4.5
out of 5
From $999
Dell Home
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-inch) 11:34 13.5 x 9.87 x 0.90 inches 4
out of 5
From $2,499
Best Buy
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s 11:29 13.03 x 8.92 x 0.72 inches 3.5
out of 5
From $1,429
Lenovo
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 11:01 12.73 x 8.54 x 0.62 inches 5
out of 5
From $1,519
Lenovo
Dell Latitude 7390 10:23 12 x 8.2 x 0.7 inches 3.5
out of 5
From $1,199
Dell Small Business
Dell Latitude 7380 10:15 12 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches 4
out of 5
From $1,199
Dell Home
Lenovo Yoga 920 10:14 12.72 x 8.8 x 0.55 inches 4.5
out of 5
From $1,299
Lenovo
Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1 10:13 12 x 8.3 x 0.8 inches inches 3.5
out of 5
From $1,149
Dell Home
Asus ZenBook UX330UA (early 2017) 9:58 12.7 x 8.7 x 0.5 inches 4
out of 5
From $699
Amazon
Dell Latitude 5490 9:54 13.1 x 9.0 x 0.8 inches 3.5
out of 5
From $799
Dell Home
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 9:35 10.2 x 15 x 1.2 inches 4
out of 5
From $579
Amazon
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 9:27 12.9 x 8.9 x 0.5 inches 4
out of 5
From $1,299
Amazon
Acer Aspire E 15 (2018) 9:26 15 x 10.2 x 1.2 inches 4
out of 5
From $599
Amazon
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-5762 9:26 15 x 10.2 x 1.2 inches 4
out of 5
From $599
Amazon
Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN 9:11 12.2 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches 4
out of 5
From $999
Amazon
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 9:07 13.1 x 9 x 0.7 inches 4
out of 5
From $1,649
Lenovo
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) 9:07 13.1 x 9 x 0.7 inches 4
out of 5
From $1,649
Lenovo

Other Benchmarks

  • Highest Resolution Screens - Screen resolutions that are higher than 1920 x 1080 (1080p).
  • Weight - Laptops that weigh 3.5 pounds or less.
  • Battery Life - Machines that lasted over 9 hours on our test.
  • Graphics Performance - Systems that achieved a high score on the 3DMark Fire Strike benchmark.
  • Hard Drive Speed - Reads and writes files the fastest with their hard drives or SSDs.
  • Overall Performance - Strongest scores on Geekbench 4, which measures overall system speed.
  • Productivity Performance - Top processor speed as measured by the Laptop Spreadsheet Macro test.
  • Display Brightness - The most luminous displays have a brightness of 300 nits or higher.
  • Color Gamut - The most vibrant laptop screens can reproduce at least 95 percent of the sRGB color gamut.