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Laptop with longest battery life?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by 8everything, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hello.
    I'm looking for a really good laptop that's light weight (so around 5 pounds or less) with long battery life.. (4 hours or more would be decent)

    I bought a Toshiba Satellite a year ago and it SUCKS! The fan heats up the laptop and it suddenly shuts off randomly because of it. (This is actually a very common thing that occurs with other owners too.. if you look it up online). My laptop is also 17" and heavy! (7-8 pounds)!

    I was looking at the MacBook. Does anyone reccommend this laptop? I can't seem to find the battery life information *yet*... but it seems pretty small and light weight.
    http://www.apple.com/macbook/macbook.html
    SEMrush
    Much thanks :)
     
    8everything, Jan 2, 2007 IP
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    SEMrush
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  3. 8everything

    8everything Peon

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    Thanks! I'm reading it right now :)

    After checking the apple site, it says its 6 hours! (enough for me)

    http://www.apple.com/macbook/specs.html

    Battery and power

    * 55-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery (with integrated charge indicator LEDs) providing up to 6 hours of battery life (2)
    * 60W MagSafe Power Adapter with cable management system
    * MagSafe power adapter port



    Does anyone have problems with the batteries after longterm use? Does the battery life lower as we over use it?
     
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    i would recommend Dell. Macs are nice, but i just can't bring myself to spend the money on them when a pc based laptop has more features for less money... my .02...
     
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    I have an IBM ThinkPad T-42 with an extended battery and it lasts me up to 6 hours without using the DVD. ThinkPads are a little more than you want to spend but will last forever.
     
    threebuckchuck, Jan 2, 2007 IP
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    My Dell D620 Last about 2.5 hours on one battery. There is space for 2.

    I hear the Sony Vio's are real good on batteries.
     
    ServerUnion, Jan 2, 2007 IP
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    ahkip Prominent Member

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    #7
    you can always buy a second battery
     
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    #8
    Good point
     
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  9. amitpatel_3001

    amitpatel_3001 Results Follow Patience

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    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    My iBook averages between 4-6 hours. My PC is under 2 if I am lucky...
     
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    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    I have a Macbook Pro and the battery life is about three times as long as my Dell Latitude.

    But the first thing i do when I get a new laptop is buy additional batteries.
     
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  12. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    Yeah, why is that. My Acer was at about 2 hours when I bought it, and 6 months later it is barely an hour. I've got a 3 year old iBook that will go 4-6 hours... (second battery) but still...

    But the first thing i do when I get a new laptop is buy additional batteries.[/quote]

    Same here..
     
    Mia, Jan 2, 2007 IP
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    That Mac Book Air is said to have the longest battery life. I have a dell and i don't have any issues with the battery life of it.
     
    drewski, Oct 9, 2009 IP
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    This is a very old thread and nowadays there are many laptops in the market with 7-12 hours of battery backup.
     
    amitpatel_3001, Oct 11, 2009 IP
  15. HJITechnologiesLLC

    HJITechnologiesLLC Well-Known Member

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    I have a MacBook and the battery lasts me about 7-8 hours without charging. :)
     
    HJITechnologiesLLC, Oct 12, 2009 IP
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    I have no idea how people are getting 7-8 hours out of a macbook pro. I have one as well, but I get 5-6 hours maximum with not much turned on.
     
    mjronline, Oct 13, 2009 IP
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    I'd check your power management settings. If your hard drive is not set to spin down or sleep, screen does not dim, etc.. that might be why. Either way, 5-6 hours is still twice what an PC will do.
     
    Mia, Oct 13, 2009 IP
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    I need 6 hour battery backup...
     
    sarpras2005@yahoo.co.in, Oct 17, 2009 IP
  19. deluxdon

    deluxdon Catch Me If You Can...!!!™ Staff

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    Can you suggest me few with price range from 30k to 40k INR if possible ??

    DON.
     
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    There are some T series models of IBM that claim to have long battery life
     
    pehluxl, Oct 26, 2009 IP