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DELL laptop batteries

By Ruben
Apr 23, 2007
  1. Looking at DELL's laptops. They come with 3 sorts of batteries

    -4 cell Lithium-Ion Battery
    -6 cell Lithium-Ion Battery
    -9 cell Lithium-Ion Battery

    Is it worth to get the upper ones? Can anyone tell how these DELL batteries perform?

    Thanks....
     
  2. d_wilson4

    d_wilson4 TS Rookie

    We use nothing but Dells here and if weight is not an issue would strongly suggest staying away from the 4 cell battery. The 6 is ok and the 9 will give you the most battery life. If you are going to be plugged into the wall most of the time or weight is an issue then adjust accordingly. As with most laptops when running on batteries time fluctuates on power setting on the machine and what you are actually doing on the machine, overall they seem to hold there charge and last quite a while. Hope this helps.

    Drew
     
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    Depends on how often you run on batteries. Lower celled batteries have lower time life... if you plan on watching movies on the road or compute on the road a lot, get a bigger celled battery.
     
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