The world's most extreme laptops

Some laptops will give you a hernia, while others will fit in a coat pocket. Some cost a day's pay--others, half a year's. Here are the outliers of the notebook world.

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The Longest-Lasting Battery

Name: [[xref:|Lenovo ThinkPad X200|Lenovo ThinkPad X200]]

Price: $999 (sale price as of 9/20/09)

Availability: Now

Extreme spec: 8-hour, 54-minute battery life

Reasons 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:|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.

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