Laptops with a super long battery life
Forget always lugging around your charger.
Working on the go can leave you scrambling for an outlet at the most inopportune time. Have you ever dashed into a cafe, only to find all the outlets are taken? Have you been minutes from filing a report, only to see the low-battery, shutdown-imminent warning flash across your screen? Thankfully, the tech heads who make laptops are aware of these scenarios, and have been making great strides in creating batteries that can store hours of juice. Here are some of our favorite laptops that can function for hours without an outlet.
Touted as Asus’s answer to the MacBook Pro, the ASUS ExpertBook is an extremely impressive device that matches a lot of Apple’s best tricks, and even exceeds them. The primary area the ExpertBook outpaces the Macbook Pro is in battery life. With a touted 24 hours of battery life possible, the ASUS blows the Mac away. But battery life isn’t the only thing to pay attention to here. An i-7 processor, 512GB SSD, and 16 GB of ram are all stored in a military-grade frame that protects against drops, shocks and vibrations.
This Surface Book gives you 17.5 hours of battery life along with an improved standby mechanism that actually improves battery life while you’re away. You’re not by any means sacrificing power to get that battery life. The Surface Book 3 comes with a 10th-Gen i7 processor, 32 GB of memory, 2TB of SSD ram and an NVIDIA GTX GPU for graphics processing.
The Samsung Galaxy Book Ion claims up to 21 hours of battery life along with some sweet extras. Its touchpad functions as a wireless phone-charging station. Its screen features Samsung QLED technology, offering vibrant colors even in direct sunlight. And the keyboard elevates as you tilt the screen making for a more comfortable typing experience. All-in-all, you get a bigger and brighter screen, great battery life, and the same i7 processor and 512 SSD than offered by its rivals.
The LG Gram 17-inch Is an impressive pick. With extremely similar stats as the ExpertBook, including an i7 processor, 16GB of ram and a 512 GB SSD, this LG promises up to 17 hours of battery life, which comes up just a little short of Apple. But the Gram has another trick up its sleeve—it weighs in at just under three pounds. So carrying this on your arm from desk to desk won’t give you cramps.