15.6" with great runtime, 95WH battery

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  1. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Evangelist

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    Looking for a Dell Precision model, these are my specs:

    1080 FHD, 15.6" screen
    Long runtime, the bigger Watt-hours, the better. I don't want "light", give me runtime.
    2-3 SSD slots, 2280. Don't need 2.5" slot.
    HDMI, mini DP, possibly thunderbolt ports.

    Ideally without the pointer embedded in the keyboard but that's not a deal breaker.

    Upgradeable to 32GB of RAM. Don't need the latest processor or video card.
     
  2. Reciever

    Reciever D! For Dragon!

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    Just asking out of curiosity, but why a Precision?
     
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    Ionising_Radiation ?v = ve*ln(m0/m1)

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    Well, why not buy the Precision 7560 without a Quadro graphics card?
     
  4. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Evangelist

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    What are other options? Aside from Precision. I am not really locked in to Dell either, just think it's the most likely variant with best support. I want something mainstream.

    I don't need latest-greatest, a year or two old would be just as fine. It's my backup laptop.
     
  5. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Evangelist

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    What Dell (or other brands) have these specs:

    15.6" FHD
    Mini DisplayPort and HDMI
    2-3 2280 SSD slots. Don't need a 2.5" disk slot. Don't need a DVD/bluray disk.

    Most importantly, great runtime that you get with the biggest 95WH or so battery.

    could consider 17.3" machines but it seems 15.6" screens should have better runtime due to fewer pixels.

    Don't care about CPU or latest-greatest video card, it's not for gaming. Something a year or two old is fine, want to keep it under $1000.

    Ideally want to get 10-12 hour runtime. I know some machines claim 16 hours but I am skeptical these are real-life claims outside of a lab.
     
  6. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    The LG Gram 17 has a large battery and may be worth a look.
     
  7. JRE84

    JRE84 Notebook Virtuoso

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    same amount of pixels just bigger sized ones...I say go for a xps 15 as it has battery life you want...not many laptops truly get 12 hours runtime actually loading it...I have a yoga 920 and I can get 16hours but thats almost doing nothing but watching movies...while using it I only get like 8 hours....the xps 15 has been known to get 12 hours while surfing the web as per notebookcheck reviews


    It has thunderbolt
    it has 2 m.2
    it has 1080p
    it has 12 hours battery life
    it has really good build quality
    it has really good reviews and feedback from people over 90 percent rating which is rare
     
  8. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Evangelist

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    Does it support USB-C charging? Via Thunderbolt?
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    The XPS 15? USB-C/TB 3 are the only ports it has.
     
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    etcetera Notebook Evangelist

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    so if it has USB-C, does it support charging via it?
    and if so, how much voltage/watts does it require to charge?
     
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