In today’s post we will analyse laptops with long battery life in 2016 and what makes them to be able to stretch their battery life to longer hours.
Even if a number of people already use their laptops as their main PC, always plugged in and in the same location, perhaps one of the greatest appeals of owning a laptop is its mobility. To own a laptop will generally let you work in conditions which would be otherwise impossible as in outdoor areas, inside a train or bus, waiting areas in airports, etc.
One of the biggest concerns of using your laptop in one of these situations is how long your laptop battery will actually last. The latest laptops can have extremely variable results when it comes to battery life, even when bought new, their battery life can be as low as 2 hours. Fortunately, there are some models on the market able to deliver above 10 hours of laptop use without recharging.
What Determines a Laptop Battery Life?
There are three main points which will influence in your laptop battery life, and they are: the battery power, the tasks involved in your laptop use, and the laptop hardware energy consumption. Let’s analyse each of this points separately, to help you to understand better how your laptop and its battery work together:
Trying to explain the battery itself without getting too technical is a bit difficult, but basically, there are 3 important numbers that will determine your battery capacity: the number of lithium-ion cells in the battery, the battery voltage, and the miliampere per hour capacity. The higher are these numbers, the more powerful your battery will be.
The second point is related to your laptop use. If you plan to use your laptop for gaming, its battery life will be drained a number of times faster than if you use it writing a text on Microsoft Word. The higher is the number of tasks your computer hardware has to manage, the quicker you will need a recharge. Therefore, if you are in a long train ride and you do not have an electric plug available, try to keep your laptop use to simpler tasks, to make your trip less boring.
The third point is a critical one: if your laptop has powerful hardware, and especially a big screen, odds are it won’t have a long battery life, as big screen tend to eat a lot of battery. Considering this and strangely enough, laptops with long battery life normally are quite cheap, as they have less powerful processors and smaller screen, influencing positively on their price.
Having that in mind let’s take a look at a few models of laptops with long battery life available on Amazon (US) in 2016 followed by models available on Amazon.co.uk (UK):
ASUS Transformer Book Chi 10.1-Inch Ultraslim All-Aluminum Detachable Touchscreen 2-in-1, 64 GB Storage
10.1″ ASUS TruVivid Display with IPS technology, 1920-by-1200 resolution. Corning Concore Glass.
Support for ASUS Active Stylus Pen (256 pressure levels).
1 Year Free Office 365 (Included)
64GB all-flash storage. 1TB Microsoft One Drive (1 year free).
Dual-band 802.11N Wifi for fast web browsing. Support for Miracast. Bluetooth 4.0.
High resolution 5MP back Camera and 2MP front Camera.
1x Micro USB 3.0, 1x Micro USB 2.0, 1x Micro HDMI, 1x Headphone-Mic Combo jack. Micro SD card reader (SDXC).
All-Alumnium .3-Inch Ultra-Slim Unibody Construction. Revolutionary Neodymium Magnetic Hinge. 10-Hours Battery Life.
2016 Newest Lenovo Thinkpad 14.1-inch Laptop
Everything you ever need for a business laptop: Intel Core i5 Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 7 Professional and much more, in a legendary reliable ThinkPad.
Intel Core i5-4300U Processor (3M Cache 1.9 GHz, Up to 2.90 GHz) | 1 x 8GB DDR3 memory (1 user accessible slot) | 256GB Premium SSD storage
14.1″ Anti-Glary LED HD (1366×768) Display | Integrated webcam | NO Optical Drive
Windows 7 Professional installed, Windows 8.1 Pro Media included, free upgrade to Windows 8 or Windows 10 Professional| Intel 802.11 AC 2×2 Premium Dual Band WiFi | Integrated Bluetooth 4.0;
Fingerprint Reader | I/O Ports: 2 USB 3.0 ports, Headphone/Mic Combo, OneLink Dock port, mini DisplayPort, VGA, Ethernet RJ-45
Acer Aspire One Cloudbook, 14-Inch HD, 64GB, Windows 10, Gray (AO1-431-C7F9)
Models available on Amazon.co.uk:
Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11, AO1-131 11.6-inch Laptop Notebook
Windows Office 365 & 1TB OneDrive
Packing every feature you need into a beautiful, clean and simple design.
Windows 10. Do great things
The fan-less design makes it completely quiet, for more comfortable and noise-free computing.
All essentials ports are available and designed to keep connected cables out of your way.
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 20DF 15.6-Inch Laptop
Product Type : Notebook, Processor: Intel Core i5 (5th Gen) 5200U / 2.2 GHz
Memory: 8 GB DDR3L, Storage: 192 GB HD
OS Provided: Windows 10 Professional 64 -bit Professionaal
Display diagonal: 39.6 cm (15.6″), Display resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels, Display surface: Matt
Integrated HD Webcam: Crystal-clear video, face-tracking and keystroke noise suppression technology will help you web-conference or chat like you’re really there. Dual digital-array microphones ensure a premium audio experience.
Most of the laptops with long battery life selected on this list have a battery life above 7 hours of use, plenty of time if you will stay away for a plug for longer periods.