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 T470 17:25 13.25 x 9.15 x 0.79 inches 4
out of 5
From $873
Lenovo
Dell XPS 13 16:05 11.98 x 7.88 x 0.6 inches 4.5
out of 5
From $930
Dell Home
Lenovo ThinkPad L470 15:56 13.3" x 9.25" x 0.94" 3.5
out of 5
From $615
Lenovo
Lenovo ThinkPad x270 13:51 12.03 x 8.21 x 0.8- inches 4
out of 5
From $734
Lenovo
Dell XPS 13 (2016) 13:49 11.98 x 7.88 x 0.33-0.6 inches 4.5
out of 5
From $799
Dell Home
Dell Inspiron 11 3000 13:39 11.5 x 7.7 x 0.8 inches 4
out of 5
From $199
Dell Home
Lenovo ThinkPad 25 13:14 13.25 x 9.15 x 0.79 inches 4
out of 5
From $1,899
Lenovo
Dell Latitude 7280 12:29 12 x 8.2 x 0.7 inches 4
out of 5
From $1,029
Dell Home
Lenovo Yoga 920 12:22 12.72 x 8.8 x 0.55 inches 4.5
out of 5
From $1,299
Lenovo
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 12:21 12.7 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches 4
out of 5
From $1,101
Lenovo
Dell Latitude 5280 12:21 12.0 x 8.3 x 0.8 inches 3.5
out of 5
From $849
Dell Home
Asus Transformer Mini T102HA 12:08 6.7 x 10.2 x 0.5 inches 3
out of 5
From $399
Amazon
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 12:06 13.1 x 9.0 x 0.67 inches 4.5
out of 5
From $1,401
Lenovo
Dell Precision 5520 11:57 14.1 x 9.3 x 0.44 4
out of 5
From $1,399
Dell Small Business
Dell Latitude 5480 11:37 13.1 x 9 x .9 inches 3.5
out of 5
From $769
Dell Home
Acer Chromebook 15 11:36 14.9 x 10.1 x 0.8 inches 3
out of 5
From $399
Best Buy
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 11:23 15.2 x 10.8 x 1 inches 3.5
out of 5
From $799
Dell Home
Asus Chromebook C213SA 11:08 n/a 4
out of 5
From $349
Amazon
Acer Chromebook R 13 11:00 12.8 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches 4
out of 5
From $399
Amazon
15-inch Apple MacBook Pro 10:59 13.75 x 9.48 x 0.61 inches 4.5
out of 5
From $2,249
Amazon
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 10:59 10.2 x 15 x 1.2 inches 4
out of 5
From $579
Amazon
Dell Latitude 7380 10:46 12 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches 4
out of 5
From $1,199
Dell Home
Acer Chromebook 11 N7 C731T 10:38 11.7 x 8.3 x 0.9 inches 3.5
out of 5
From $229
Acer
Lenovo Yoga 910 10:36 12.72 x 8.84 x 0.56 4.5
out of 5
From $1,049
Lenovo
Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch 2016 10:32 13.75 x 9.48 x 0.61 inches 4.5
out of 5
From $2,399
Apple iTunes
Apple MacBook Air (13-inch 2017) 10:26 12.8 x 8.9 x 0.7 inches 3.5
out of 5
From $844
Amazon
Lenovo N22 Touch Chromebook 10:26 11.83 x 8.35 x 0.86 inches 3
out of 5
From $180
Amazon
Asus ZenBook UX330UA (early 2017) 10:17 12.7 x 8.7 x 0.5 inches 4
out of 5
From $699
Amazon
Dell Precision 3520 10:16 14.6 x 9.9 x 0.97 inches 3
out of 5
From $999
Dell Small Business
LG Gram 10:15 12.1 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches 2
out of 5
From $1,099
Newegg
HP Spectre x360 13-inch (2016) 10:06 12.03 x 8.58 x 0.54-inches 4.5
out of 5
From $1,341
Amazon
Dell Latitude 5289 2-in-1 10:00 12 x 8.3 x 0.7 inches 4
out of 5
From $899
Dell Home

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.