Best Battery Autonomy for Laptops

Laptops for the marathon man (figuratively speaking). You have to keep going all day long and those devices are the most likely to last as long as you do.

Most Endurance US$388 - US$3134

If finding a power outlet during the day is cramping your style, the following laptops will serve you best. Be warned: this list was built with absolutely no regards for price. If you're strapped for cash, scroll down to the budget section for the longest lasting models at below-average prices.

Most Endurance under $600

Need something cheaper? No worries; here are the lonest lasting laptops priced below average. Some tweaking and scrifices (like tuning the WiFi off to turning the screen's luminosity down) might be required but you'll have options.

There might be some overlap with the list above, but everything down here is considered budget-friendly.

  • #1, Laptops (under $525)
    Acer Spin 11-inch Convertible Chromebook

    Acer Spin 11-inch Convertible Chromebook from US$300;
    ~$388 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power3.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck4.5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Large Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck4/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power3/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy5/5
    Specs
    Processor: MediaTek MT8183
    Graphics: ARM Mali-G72
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 64.00 GB
    Screen Size: 11.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 29.00 x 20.60 x 1.88 cm
    Weight: 1.200 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #5, Laptops (under $525)
    Asus Flip C234MA 2-in-1 Chromebook

    Asus Flip C234MA 2-in-1 Chromebook from US$330;
    ~$428 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck0.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power0/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck3.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy4/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy4/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck0.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy5/5

    by Large Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck3/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy4/5
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Celeron N4020
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 600
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 64.00 GB
    Screen Size: 11.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 29.20 x 19.90 x 2.01 cm
    Weight: 1.200 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #7, Laptops (under $525)
    Asus 14-inch Touch Screen Chromebook

    Asus 14-inch Touch Screen Chromebook from US$400;
    ~$520 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck0/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage0/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck1/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage1.5/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy3/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck0/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy4/5
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Pentium N4200
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 505
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 32.00 GB
    Screen Size: 14"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 32.26 x 22.80 x 1.66 cm
    Weight: 1.200 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #8, Laptops (under $525)
    Lenovo S330 14-inch Chromebook - Business Black

    Lenovo S330 14-inch Chromebook - Business Black from US$280;
    ~$370 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck0/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power0/5
    Storage0/5
    Portability2.5/5
    Autonomy4/5

    by Netbooks standards

    Bang for the Buck0.5/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power1/5
    Storage1.5/5
    Portability0.5/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck0/5
    Versatility for the Price3/5
    Power0/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy3.5/5
    Specs
    Processor: MediaTek MT8173
    Graphics: ARM PowerVR GX6250
    Memory: 4.00 GB
    Storage: 32.00 GB
    Screen Size: 14"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 32.57 x 23.24 x 2.08 cm
    Weight: 1.501 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #2, Laptops (under $525)
    Dell Inspiron Series 3000 15-inch Laptop

    Dell Inspiron Series 3000 15-inch Laptop from US$3909%, Best price yet!
    ~$500 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy3.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck2/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage1/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy3/5

    by Large Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power1/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy4/5
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i3-1005G1
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 128.00 GB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 38.00 x 25.80 x 2.27 cm
    Weight: 2.020 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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  • #3, Laptops (under $525)
    Dell Inspiron Series 3000 15-inch Laptop

    Dell Inspiron Series 3000 15-inch Laptop from US$4006%, Best price yet!
    ~$520 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power1/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy3.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power1/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability2/5
    Autonomy3/5

    by Large Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1/5
    Versatility for the Price3.5/5
    Power0/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability1.5/5
    Autonomy4/5
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i3-1005G1
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 38.00 x 25.80 x 2.27 cm
    Weight: 2.200 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Dell (Canada) site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×

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