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25 best battery life laptops

From CNET Labs: These are the 25 top battery-life performers in laptops, hybrids and Chromebooks, from 2019 through today.

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The top 25 laptop battery life performers from CNET Labs

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 from 2018 through today. This list includes Windows and MacOS laptops, Windows two-in-one hybrids and Chromebooks running Google's Chrome OS. Not included are Android or iOS tablets.

The specific test used here streams a private video over Wi-Fi on an endless loop. Note that these scores reflect the specific configurations we tested, and that screen resolution and CPU choice are some of the major factors that affect battery life.

Our top five picks are presented in more depth here, or jump to the last page in this gallery to see all the top performers listed. 

Last updated July 8. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured throughout this story.  

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Asus ExpertBook B9450

989 minutes, or 16 hours, 29 minutes.

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LG Gram 14 (2020)

963 minutes, or 16 hours, 3 minutes.

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LG Gram 17 (2020)

779 minutes, or 16 hours, 17 minutes.

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Samsung Notebook 9 Pro

It's not the most exciting design out there, but the 2019 Samsung Notebook 9 Pro is a slim, lightweight two-in-one with extra-long battery life, plus strong performance for its size. The Notebook 9 Pro ran for 750 minutes, or 12 hours, 30 minutes.

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Dell XPS 13 9370 (2020)

686 minutes, or 11 hours, 26 minutes.

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HP Elite Dragonfly

409 minutes, or 6 hours, 49 minutes.

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Lenovo Yoga C940 2-in-1

675 minutes, or 11 hours, 15 minutes with the FHD display. With the 4K screen, battery life dropped to 495 minutes, or 8 hours, 15 minutes.

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Lenovo Yoga C740

672 minutes, or 11 hours, 12 minutes.

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HP Spectre x360 13 (late 2019)

638 minutes, or 10 hours, 38 minutes.

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Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019)

632 minutes, or 10 hours, 32 minutes.

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Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 (late 2019)

607 minutes, or 10 hours, 7 minutes.

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Acer Swift 7 (SF714-52T)

590 minutes, or 9 hours, 50 minutes.

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Lenovo Yoga C940 (15-inch, late 2019)

584 minutes, or 9 hours, 44 minutes.

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Huawei MateBook X Pro (2019)

571 minutes, or 9 hours, 31 minutes.

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Acer Aspire 1 A115-31

545 minutes, or 9 hours, 5 minutes.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

538 minutes, or 8 hours, 58 minutes; the AMD model drops life to 448 minutes, or 7 hours, 28 minutes.

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Acer Aspire 5 A515-54

518 minutes, or 8 hours, 38 minutes.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 7

514 minutes, or 8 hours, 34 minutes.

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HP Spectre x360 15 (OLED)

514 minutes, or 8 hours, 34 minutes.

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Dell XPS 15 9500 (2020)

494 minutes, or 8 hours, 14 minutes.

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Dell G5 5590

490 minutes, or 8 hours, 10 minutes.

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Lenovo IdeaPad 730S

488 minutes, or 8 hours, 8 minutes.

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Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)

482 minutes, or 8 hours, 2 minutes.

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MSI Prestige 15 (A10SC)

477 minutes, or 7 hours, 57 minutes.

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Acer Aspire 7

476 minutes, or 7 hours, 56 minutes.

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Top laptop battery life performers

This chart lists the laptops and battery life scores of the preceding 25 systems. We'll update this feature regularly as we test and review new laptops.

Read more CNET laptop reviews here

Top battery life performers

# NameHours:MinutesMinutes
1 Asus ExpertBook B9450F16:29989
2 LG Gram 1416:03963
3 LG Gram 1716:17779
4 Samsung Notebook 9 Pro12:30750
5 Dell XPS 13 930011:26686
6 HP Elite Dragonfly11:26686
7 Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL 11:15675
8 Lenovo C740-14IML11:12672
9 HP Spectre x360 13-AW0013dx10:38638
10 Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch 201910:32632
11 Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-110:07607
12 Acer Swift SF714-52T9:50590
13 Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH9:44584
14 Huawei MateBook Pro X9:31571
15 Acer Aspire 1 A115-319:05545
16 Microsoft Surface Laptop 38:58538
17 Acer Aspire 5 A515-548:38518
18 Microsoft Surface Pro 78:34514
19 HP Spectre x360 15 (OLED)8:34514
20 Dell XPS 15 9500 (2020)8:14494
21 Dell G5 5590 8:10490
22 Lenovo IdeaPad 730S8:08488
23 Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)8:02482
24 MSI Prestige 15 A10SC7:57477
25 Acer Aspire 7 A715-74G-71WS7:56476

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