The current battery warranty is 300 cycles and passing if they retain 50% capacity at that point. However while I see such today your other specs knocked out models I had in mind.
-> The story of the y450 is typical for folk that run on battery during the day and charge at night. In less than 2 years the battery is gone. There was a flirtation by Apple with a 1,000 cycle battery but that seems to have been pulled off the market.
So there it is, if you are using the battery like this, no laptop should last that long (years.) You'll burn through a batter every year or so.
I'm looking to upgrade my laptop to a new one. I need something that is better or equivalent to my Macbook Pro late 2013 with the following config:
- CPU: Intel Quad-Core i7 2.0 GHz
- RAM: 16Gb
- Graphic: Intel Iris Pro 5200
- Storage: 256Gb SSD
- Battery: 7h+ (even after a year) is a must
- Display: 2880x1800
My last "PC" laptop was a Lenovo Y450 back in 2009 and I was really disappointed about the battery that was dead after a year and a half.
Also, if the suggested laptop(s) could have the fellowing, it would be appreciated:
- Line-in audio port.
- Web most of time
- Virtual machines
- Light gaming
Thank you in advance for all your comments/suggestions.