Laptops with the Best Battery Life

laptops with best battery life
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Laptops with top-notch battery life can crush the most premium machines no matter how stacked their specs are, because that tech is useless if it 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 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.

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

Dell Latitude 7400 laptops with best battery life

The Dell Latitude 7400 laptop is at the top with best battery life, but it also boasts fast performance and a ton of cool security features. (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

Dell Latitude 7400


Display: 14-inch, 1920 x 1280 privacy display
CPU: Up to Intel Core i7-8665U CPU
Weight: 3.6 pounds

Reasons to buy

Best Overall

On top of its awesome battery life, the Dell Latitude 7400 offers speedy performance thanks to its Core i7-8665U processor. 

It also comes with a three-year warranty as the standard option, and it offers some neat security features -- like an IR camera for Windows Hello. The Dell Latitude 7400 impressively lunged itself toward the top of our laptops with best-in-class battery life.

HP Spectre x360 (13-inch, Late 2019) laptops with best battery life

The HP Spectre x360 (13-inch, Late 2019) placed second for laptops with best battery life, but thanks to its stunning design and vivid display, it's one of the best laptops you can buy overall.  (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

HP Spectre x360 (13-inch, Late 2019)


Display: 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 display
CPU: Up to Intel Core i7-1065G7 CPU
Weight: 2.7 pounds

Reasons to buy

Practically Perfect

The latest HP Spectre x360 is practically perfect, even without its its battery life. It's super light, at 2.7 pounds, and thin, at 0.7 inches thick; we can't help but love the footprint on top of the elegant aluminum design. Packed within is a strong Intel Core i7-1065G7 CPU and Intel Iris Plus graphics. It also has a great keyboard, thanks to large keys and hefty clicks. The battery life is merely a secondary award to everything else that's great about this laptop.

Dell XPS 13 9380 (12:22) laptops with best battery life

The Dell XPS 13 9380 slides in fourth for laptops with best battery life, showing off its elegant white chassis, gorgeous 4K display and intense performance.

Dell XPS 13 9380


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

Reasons to buy

Slim, Lightweight Design

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. Oh, and its one of the laptops with best battery life.

To accompany those thin bezels is a gorgeous 13.3-inch, 1080p display. This baby is also super lightweight, coming in at 2.7 pounds and 0.3~0.46 inches thick, and it boasts a powerful new Whiskey Lake processor.

Lenovo Yoga C630 (12:14) laptops with best battery life

At fifth, the laptop with best battery life is the Lenovo Yoga C630. Its aluminum chassis, flexible design and LTE connectivity make it an attractive buy.

Lenovo Yoga C630


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

Reasons to buy

Flexible Design

The Lenovo Yoga C630 sports a gorgeous aluminum chassis paired with a flexible, 0.5-inch thin design. Paired with its 4G LTE connectivity and long battery life, it’s a great option for people who frequently travel. As an added bonus, the Yoga C630 also features a decently colorful 13.3-inch panel.

Google Pixelbook Go laptops with best battery life

At ninth place, the laptop with best battery life is the Google Pixelbook Go. It's a Chromebook, but it still offers a bright, colorful display and solid performance. (Image credit: Future)

Google Pixelbook Go


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

Reasons to buy

Strong Performance

At just 2.3 pounds and 0.5 inches thin, the Google Pixelbook Go packs a battery that pushes it for an awful long time. In fact, it's rare to find 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. The is the best long lasting Chromebook you can buy.

HP Envy 13 (2019) laptops with best battery life

The HP Envy 13 (2019) scored tenth place for laptops with best battery life. It also sports an attractive, portable chassis, fast performance and a pair of crisp speakers. (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

HP Envy 13 (2019)


Display: 13.3-inch, 1080p or 4K
CPU: Intel Core i5/Core i7
Weight: 2.8 pound

Reasons to buy

Bright Display

The HP Envy 13 endures in style 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've got yourself an awesome ultraportable laptop.

MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) laptops with best battery life

Coming in at eleventh place for laptops with best battery life is the MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019). This machine has a radically improved Magic Keyboard, a powerful 6-speaker audio system and beastly performance. (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)


Display: 16-inch, 1920p
CPU: Intel Core i9
Weight: 4.3 pounds

Reasons to buy

Beastly Performance

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 stand out. 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.

Rami Tabari

Rami Tabari is an Editor 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 attached to the latest Souls-like challenge.