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What good is a laptop if it’s battery give up after every two hours of rigorous use? Trust me when I say, it’s not going to make you happy!  For professionals, a laptop is a work requirement while they are on business trips or even personal travel. Work doesn’t halt while you are on holiday, it flows along via laptop. But it is irritating if you have to find a power socket to connect your laptop to a charger when you are in the middle of something important. Laptops with advanced features are definitely attractive to buy, but not at the cost of  a laptop with poor battery life. Therefore I suggest if your work demands a laptop, before purchasing one, go through the review of its battery back up along with other features.

I have lined up eight top laptops for your easy reference to pick and choose the right one that suits your preference, usage and on the go battery requirements.

1) Lenovo Thinkpad X230

This ultra 12 inch portable laptop offers you the choice of optional battery. It has a six cell battery that gives you a relatively solid seven hours of run time. But if you opt for the separate nine cell battery, you straightaway get a bonus to the twelve hour mark.

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If that still does not suffice your on the go needs, then you should opt for the sheet battery which when paired with the 9 cell battery gives you a record breaking 20 hours of battery life. That is a breakthrough in the history of best battery life in laptops and computers!  Personally I can’t even conceive of what that amount of battery life would allow me to do when in airports or other locations.

More Info Lenovo Thinkpad X230:

Lenovo Thinkpad X230 Laptop – 2325T11 – 12.5″ Ultraportable Notebook Intel Core i5-3320M Windows 7 Professional 4GB RAM

Processor Brand Intel Core I5
Brand Lenovo
Color Black
Processor&RAM 2.6 GH,  4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Hardware Platform PC
Screen Size 12.5 inches
Manufacturer Lenovo
Price $993.51
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Operating System Windows 7 Professional
Graphics Coprocessor Intel Integrated Graphics
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Hard Drive 320 GB mechanical_hard_drive
Item Weight 3.5 pounds
 Average Battery Life (in hours) 10
Price Disclaimer

 

2) Dell Latitude E6430

If you are on the lookout for a notebook with a slim size of 14 inches and one that has more than a single type of staying power then Dell Latitude E6430 should be a strong choice to check out. It has got a tri-metal frame which is made of magenesium alloy, steel hinges and chrome bumper. Now that makes up for a very strong build of a computer.

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The keyboard is spill resistant and the MIL STD 810G provides protection from heat, dust and drops. Along with all of the mentioned features, if you are willing to spend an extra $79 you receive a nine cell battery with a life of 10 hour 37 minutes. The durability and the long battery life of Dell Latitude E6430 is worth it even after spending those extra dollars.

Dell Latitude E6430 More Info:

Dell Latitude E6430 Core i5 2.8GHz 8GB RAM 500GB Hard Drive HDMI DVDRW WiFi Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Laptop Notebook W7 Pro BlueTooth

Hard Drive 500 GB
Brand Dell
Screen Size 14 inches
Hardware Platform PC
Max Screen Resolution 1600×900
Processor 2.8 GHz Intel Core i5
List Price $1,475.00
RAM 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Item Weight 4.4 pounds
Operating System Windows 7
Processor Brand Intel
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA-600
 Average Battery Life (in hours)  10
Price Disclaimer

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3) Asus UX 305

When it comes to a long lasting notebook, Asus proves to be a strong contender. For $700 you get an attractive notebook with a powerful and durable battery back up of 9 and half hours. I am calling it attractive because it comes with a half inch sleek aluminium body. Plus it offers Intel core M CPU and a 256 GB SSD. One compromise is, you do not get a backlit keyboard.  So you decide how important that feature is to you?

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Asus UX 305 More Info:

Bestseller ASUS UX305 13-Inch Laptop

Brand Asus
Color Grey
Screen Size 13.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Processor Core M-5Y10
RAM 8 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
List Price $649.00
Hard Drive 256GB Solid State
Graphics Coprocessor Intel Integrated Graphics
Item Weight 2.5 pounds
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 8.1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 10
Price Disclaimer

4) Apple MacBook Air

The Apple MacBookAir  seems to get better with each passing phase. This MacBook Air has a stunning 3 pound aluminum chiseled body. The compact MacBook provides a faster Intel processor than its previous model.

 

 

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It has exciting integrated gaming graphics with an added USB port of 3.0. So note that gamers that need a portable machine! The most important part, the battery power is supposed to be 8 hour and 10 minutes long duration. That calls for a thumbs up for Apple MacBook Air.

Apple MacBook Air More Info:

Apple MacBook Air MJVE2LL/A 13-inch Laptop (1.6 GHz Intel Core i5,4GB RAM,128 GB SSD Hard Drive, Mac OS X)

Brand Apple
Color Silver
Screen Size 13.3 inches
Hardware Platform Mac
Max Screen Resolution 1440×900
Processor 1.6 GHz
List Price $999.99
RAM 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive 128 GB SSD
Average Battery Life (in hours)  12
Operating System Mac OS X
 Hardware Platform Mac
Item Weight 3 pounds
Processor Brand Intel
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5) Toshiba Portege R835

There are professionals who are not impressed by the slimmest notebook for whatever reasons. This laptop is a perfect combination of power and performance that fits in well as a great tech companion for both travel and work.

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It has a core i5 power processor, 4GB RAM and 640 GB hard drive. In the battery life test, Toshiba Portege R835 secured a commendable position, with a battery life beyond seven and a half hours. So now you know why I vouch for it to be a powerful travel and work friendly laptop.

Toshiba Portege R835 More Features:

Toshiba Portégé R835-P94 13.3-Inch Laptop (Magnesium Blue)

Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Size  13.3 inches
Brand Toshiba
Color Magnesium Blue
Screen Resolution
1366 x 768
Hardware Platform PC
Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
RAM 6 GB SDRAM
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
List Price $799.99
Hard Drive 640 GB mechanical_hard_drive
Graphics Coprocessor Intel HD Graphics
Average Battery Life (in hours) 9 hours
Processor Brand Intel Core I5
Operating System Windows 7
Item Weight 3.2 pounds
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6) HP Spectre

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Now this is a gorgeous 13 inch touchscreen laptop with a pixel screen of 1920 × 1080! It is a two in one laptop as you can bend the aluminum lid 360 degree and turn it into a tablet.  You can even mold it to a tent or presentation mode while enjoying the speed of its 256 GB SSD and 5th Generation Intel Core processor.

HP Spectre More Features:

HP Spectre x360 13-4003dx L0Q51UA 2-in-1 Intel Core i7 256GB Solid State Drive 8GB Memory 13.3-Inch Touch Screen Laptop Windows 8.1

Brand HP
Color Silver/Black
Hard Drive
256 GB
Hardware Platform PC
 Screen Size
13.3 inches
Average Battery Life (in hours) 12
List Price $1,369.96
Item Weight
3.3 pounds
Product Dimensions 8.6 x 12.8 x 0.6 inches
Operating System Windows 8
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7) Lenovo Thinkpad X240

The X 200 series from Lenovo continues to impress us further with its breakthrough in battery life. It is portable and lightweight. The built in battery provides an impressive 7 and half hours of battery life. Whereas if you upgrade from its 3 cell to six cell battery you get a whopping back up of over 20 hours. That’s another breakthrough battery performance in the history of laptops without a sheet battery attached to its bottom.

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Lenovo Thinkpad X240 More Info:

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 12.5-Inch Laptop (20AL008YUS)

Brand Lenovo
Color Black
Screen Size 12.5 inches
Hardware Platform PC
Screen Resolution 1366×768
List Price $1,229.00
Processor 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5-4200U
RAM 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
Memory Speed
1600 MHz
Hard Drive  500 GB Serial ATA-600
Operating System Windows 8
 Processor Brand
Intel
Flash Memory Size 16.0
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA-300
Price Disclaimer

8) Dell XPS 13

Here is an amazing combination of 13 inch display fitted into a body that is 11″ long. The battery back up is equally amazing with more than 12 hours of power. The touch version with a quad HD display has 7.5 hours back up. Plus it offers core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and a backlit keyboard.

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Dell XPS 13 More Features:

Dell XPS13 13.3-Inch Full HD WLED Backlit Infinity Display Ultrabook (2.2GHz 5th Generation Intel Core i5-5200U Processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 8.1) (Certified Refurbished)

Brand Dell
Product Dimensions 11.9 x 7.8 x 0.5 inches
Item Weight 2.6 pounds
Label Dell Computers
List Price $1,299.00
Manufacturer Dell Computers
Power Source  AC
Average Battery Life 15 hours
Operating System Windows 8
Price Disclaimer

Conclusion

Based on research and personal experience  we have come up with eight laptops that are top in the class for best battery life AND also come loaded with good to excellent features. Your suggestions and opinions are very important so let us know what you think in the comments below!

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