Laptop with 6 hr or better battery life?

By pyromaster114
Mar 29, 2008
  1. Okay so here's a challenge, I need to find a laptop that can last about 6 hours or better on a battery for around 700$ - 1000$...
    It only needs to be able to do word/email/internet type things... something semi-decent for a normal person that doesn't do anything that requires powerful components...
    I myself have never seen such a thing exist... so I'm asking everyone here...
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Here's the best answer. Buy two batteries :)
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    That was gonna be my answer. Exactly... Kimsland beat me to it!
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    For that budget, you could get a used ultraportable and a new (high capacity) battery. Maybe sth from the ThinkPad X30 series. You can configure the machine to use the least amount of power by fixing the CPU speed and screen brightness to lowest setting.
  5. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,028   +613

    The ultra portables (Sony Vaio TZ, Thinkpad X series, Toshiba Portege R500) are the only ones that can give you that kind of battery life on ideal situations. They are very expensive however, so the responses above are just about right.
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