The top 25 laptop battery life performers from CNET Labs

The most important feature for many laptop shoppers is battery life, and rightly so.

Based on the extensive battery testing conducted in the CNET Labs, these are the 25 PCs with the longest battery-life scores that we've seen over the previous 12 months.

More details on our top battery performer list and how we test are here.

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Acer Chromebook R13

This new Chromebook tops our current list at 782 minutes, which is 13 hours and 2 minutes.

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Microsoft Surface Book (2016)

The top Windows system is this new Microsoft hybrid, which has an extra battery in its keyboard base. The full screen-plus-base ran for 709 minutes.

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Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016)

The best MacBook is now the 13-inch Pro, without the OLED Touch Bar, at 696 minutes.

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Dell XPS 13 (late 2016, non-touch)

Dell's XPS 13 has a premium design, and premium battery life: 636 minutes. The secret here is that this is the version without a touchscreen.

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Apple MacBook (12-inch, 2016)

Small but mighty, the second-gen 12-inch MacBook ran for 633 minutes.

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Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (15-inch, 2016)

The bigger MacBook Pro has a bigger battery, which helped it run for 608 minutes.

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Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13-inch, 2016 )

Adding a Touch Bar and a more powerful processor to the 13-inch MacBook Pro gets you battery life of 607 minutes.

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Asus Chromebook Flip C302C

A touchscreen hybrid Chromebook, which ran for 595 minutes -- just five minutes short of 10 hours.

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HP Spectre x360 (15-inch, 2017)

HP's updated 15-inch hybrid shows some real improvment over the 2016 models, and ran for 594 minutes.

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Acer Aspire S 13

A solid 13-inch mainstream laptop with an impressive battery-life score of 586 minutes.

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Lenovo Yoga 900S

A slimmer version of Lenovo's Yoga hybrid, which ran for 571 minutes.

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Acer Chromebook 14

Acer's larger Chromebook ran for 570 minutes.

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Samsung Galaxy TabPro S

Samsung's Surface-style Windows hybrid ran for 563 minutes.

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HP Spectre x360 (13-inch, 2016)

The previous version of HP's 13-inch x360: 561 minutes.

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Samsung Chromebook Pro

The Chromebook Pro is a great all-around budget hybrid and ran for 537 minutes, just three minutes shy of 9 hours.

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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1

Dell's new XPS hybrid uses a low-power Core M chip and ran for 536 minutes.

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Acer Chromebook R11

Another Chromebook entry -- this time a smaller Acer model. 491 minutes.

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HP Spectre x360 (15-inch, 2016)

The 2017 update boosted HP's x360 battery life, but the 2016 version still ran for 483 minutes, which is just over 8 hours. (Tied with the Lenovo Yoga 910.)

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Lenovo Yoga 910

Another consumer Yoga model, running for 483 minutes. (Tied with the HP x360.)

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (OLED)

Despite having a fancy new OLED display, the excellent ThinkPad X1 Yoga ran for 482 minutes.

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Lenvo Yoga Book (Windows)

An interesting, if ultimately unsuccessful, experiment, the flat-keyboard Yoga Book ran for 480 minutes, which is exactly 8 hours.

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Dell XPS 13 (late 2016, touchscreen)

Adding a higher-res touchscreen knocks the XPS 13 down to a still-decent 475 minutes.

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Samsung Notebook 7 Spin

A good showing by Samsung's premium Windows hybrid: 470 minutes.

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Samsung Notebook 9 (15-inch)

Samsung's high-end 15-inch laptop ran for just over 7 hours: 430 minutes.

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Alienware 13 R2 (OLED)

Another OLED screen laptop, this small gaming machine squeeked into the top 25 at 416 minutes, just under 7 hours.

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