With colleges and schools back in session, many people will be looking for laptops. When looking to buy or even when trying to get a laptop rental, people look for a lot of different things when making their selections.
A commonly sought after trait when finding the right laptop is a decent, if not good, battery life. But, let’s say that you’re not satisfied with a decent average battery life, which is typically anywhere from 4-6 hours. If you want the best laptop battery life, you generally have to look toward the notebook category of laptops. Since there are a metric ton of laptops that can be called notebooks, we’re going to narrow it down by only looking at three notebooks that have some of the best battery lives.
1. Lenovo ThinkPad T470
The Lenovo ThinkPad T470 has an absurdly long battery life. This 14 inch laptop can last a total of 17 hours of continuous web surfing. The Lenovo ThinkPad T470 also backs up its powerful battery life with the option of having up to a Core I7 processor, while still being light weighing around 3.4-3.8 pounds depending on hardware customization.
The T470 follows the traditional Lenovo Thinkpad design, which means that if you get this bad boy you’ll be choosing functionality over style, which is by no means a bad decision when looking for a laptop.
2. Dell XPS 13
The Dell XPS 13 has the weirdest webcam placement out of any laptop that I have ever seen in my life. Instead of being placed on the top of the laptops screen in the center, the webcam is in the bottom left corner of the screen. For some reason, someone thought it would be a good idea to give the webcam a view of the left side of a user’s chin.
Webcam placement aside, the XPS 13 is an all around great device, and can come with or without a touchscreen.
Be warned though, having a touchscreen will sink your battery life faster than a German U-boat sinking the Lusitania. Since the Lusitania took only about 20 minutes to sink into the sea, that claim is definitely an exaggeration, but the XPS 13 will go from having a almost 14 hour battery life to a 9 hour battery life if you go with a touchscreen.
Just like the ThinkPad T470, the XPS 13 is a hardware intensive device that weighs only 2.7 pounds. If you want to get a Dell laptop rental, this laptop is a premier choice.
3. Apple’s 15 inch MacBook Pro
For being a flagship laptop, Apple’s MacBook has a surprisingly long battery life. Even though I have never been a fan of Apple’s style of operating system on anything other than mobile devices, and there are other devices with much better battery lives, it would be remiss not to include a contribution from the largest tech company in the world on this list.
Even though it doesn’t have the best battery life on this list, it’s still pretty good at around 11 hours of runtime while offering a 7th generation Core I5 or I7 processor. The 15 inch Macbook looks sleek as Apple designs are like to do, and the device’s display offers a sharp image through its Retina display. If you need a MacBook rental why not rent the flagship?
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