New ultrabook with longest battery life

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Mr_Mysterious, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Mr_Mysterious

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    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    Up to $1600

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    a. Ultraportable; 10" - 12" screen
    c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?

    US

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: All
    b. Dislike: Apple

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?

    Yes
    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Browsing and netflix

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?

    Yes

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)

    No

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?

    As much as physically possible

    10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?

    Without seeing it is fine

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
    Windows 10

    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)

    Specifically 1080p

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)

    Matte screen if possible

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?

    Not important

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    Not important

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity

    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    Now to about 3 months

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    As long as possible

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    Not very long

    19) Would you be willing to pay significantly extra for on-site warranty, or would it be acceptable to you to have to ship the laptop to the vendor for repair with perhaps a week or more outage?

    Yes, I'd pay extra for on-site warranty.

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    I'm looking for an Ice-Lake laptop that is under 3lbs, specifically has a 1080p screen to maximize battery life but has at least 350 nits of brightness, with Thunderbolt 3, WIFI 6, Bluetooth 5 and 16GB of RAM. My priority here is to get something that has as much battery life as possible.

    i5 is preferred, but not necessarily needed as I can massively undervolt and underclock an i7 if it means more battery life.


    Here are my options:

    HP Spectre x360 13t (Ships in 2-3 weeks, but has the longest battery life, allegedly)
    Dell XPS 13 7390 (least stylish, but also very promising)
    Dell XPS 15 7950 (cheapest option, but I can upgrade the RAM and SSD myself. Also has an insane 97 WHr battery!)
    Lenovo C940 (good keyboard, lots of battery life, uncertain about the screen).
    MSI Prestige 14 (great price, not sure about their support).

    I'm also looking for other suggestions if people have any other models they'd like to recommend.

    Mr. Mysterious
     
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    Bump! Does no one have an opinion?
     
  3. jeremyshaw

    jeremyshaw Big time Idiot

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    7590 is 4.5lbs with that 97Whr battery, and there is still a risk of getting an 87Whr battery (which Dell will claim is "normal wear."). It also uses a full power H cpu, 14nm, and doesn't really get that great battery life... though it is good enough. There are a few strong reasons why I am using the XPS 15 7590. Prestige 14 is running a 50Whr battery, and doesn't get all that great battery life from what I am aware of (mostly NoteBookCheck reviews of similar MSI laptops).

    Dell Latitude 7400 (either the 2in1 or the regular one, I don't remember), has a large 7_ Whr battery option, though it is still on an older 14nm CPU and not Ice Lake.

    LG Gram usually has a 72WHr battery, even in the smaller 13 and 14" models. They are spotty with their TB3 availability, since it's usually only offered on specific sub-models. Maybe Ice Lake will change that.

    Best of luck, I was looking at the same, last year. Never found everything I wanted, and just compromised with a big heavy laptop. Well, not really big, but it is heavier than it could be.
     
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  4. JRE84

    JRE84 Notebook Deity

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    check out the asus ux zenbook pros that are being sold on B and H.

    decent graphics card
    great battery life
    thin and light
    thunderbolt
    great 1080p screen

    Im not sure if the lenovo t490s would suite you better but check out lenovo.com
     
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    There are a bunch of zenbooks so which model(s) would you recommend?

    Mr. Mysterious
     
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    Vingard Notebook Consultant

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    I purchased a Huawei Matebook X Pro before the US ban and I am amazed at the battery life - not to mention the gorgeous panel. I also owned the Zenbook 15 and can vouch for its solid battery life.
     
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