The Longest-Lasting BatteryName:
[[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/product/31944/review/thinkpad_x200.html|Lenovo ThinkPad X200|Lenovo ThinkPad X200]] Price:
$999 (sale price as of 9/20/09) Availability:
8-hour, 54-minute battery lifeReasons to love it:
If you looked only at manufacturers’ claims about battery life, this title would have to go to Dell's Latitude E6400 with its [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/149743/dell_unveils_19hour_latitude_laptop.html|stated maximum battery life of 19 hours|Dell Unveils 19-hour Latitude Laptop]]. Unfortunately, what manufacturers claim and what you see in real life aren’t always equal.
So for now, I’ll just go with the longest-lasting laptop that the PC World Labs has actually tested: Lenovo's ThinkPad X200, which at 8 hours, 54 minutes is our current marathon champion among laptops. (We hope to test the E6400 soon.)
Other specs to love in the X200 include its 12.1-inch 1280-by-800 LCD screen, 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile processor, maximum 4GB RAM, fingerprint reader, Intel X4500 graphics, and 160GB hard drive. With incredible battery life, a full-size keyboard, and a sub-3-pound weight, the X200 is a great ultraportable choice.