List of Laptop Battery Life

This list shows the battery life for all of the different laptops that I’ve tested. I also explain how I perform laptop battery testing.

How I Test Laptop Battery Life

  • The laptop battery always starts with a full 100% charge.
  • All testing is done with the screen set to 50% brightness, as I do not normalize this to any specific value in nits this is a potential cause of variance depending on the output of the panel.
  • By default, Windows will hibernate the laptop at 5% battery charge left. I attempt to lower this to 1%. If this is not possible I pause the timer once it shuts off, turn the machine back on and continue timing.
  • The test is started by removing the power cable and starting a stopwatch simultaneously, the machine is monitored until the battery runs out.

Gaming

  • I test by running The Witcher 3 at 1080p medium settings. The test is reproducible as I leave it sitting in the same section of the game.
  • By default Nvidia battery boost caps game frame rate to 30 FPS, I use this default.
  • If a result in the table below is listed as 0, means the laptop does not have discrete graphics and the test was not attempted, or that the frame rate was not good enough for a playable experience.
  • Gaming on battery isn’t recommended if it can be avoided, as discussed here.

YouTube Playback

  • I run the same 6 hour 720p video on loop in cinema mode using Google Chrome.
  • I test with the lowest power profile available through what ever software the vendor offers.

You can click the heading titles to sort the data from lowest to highest or by either type of test. Values are in minutes, higher is better.

Laptop / BatteryYouTube Playback (minutes)Gaming (minutes)
Metabox Prime-Ai / Eluktronics THICC-15 / XMG Apex 15 (Clevo NH58AF) (Ryzen 7 3700X/2070 115W)7547
Alienware 51m (i9-9900K/2080 180W) 90Wh9753
Acer Triton 900 (i7-9750H/2080 180W) 71.9Wh12563
Aftershock Terra 15 (i7-9750H/RTX 2070 115W) 64Wh15353
MSI GE65 9SE (i7-9750H/2060 90W) 51Wh18659
Dell G3 (i7-9750H/1660 Ti Max-Q 60W) 51Wh20549
Aftershock Vapor 15X (i7-10875H/2060 115W) 62Wh21165
Metabox PB51RF-G (i9-9980HK/RTX 2070 115W) 62Wh21567
MSI GP75 9SF (i7-9750H/2070 115W) 51Wh21859
MSI GE75 8RF (i7-8750H/1070 115W) 51Wh21952
Aorus 7 SA (i7-9750H/1660 Ti 80W) 48.96Wh22062
Aorus 5 NA (i7-9750H/1650 50W) 51.28Wh22359
MSI GP75 10SFK (i7-10750H/2070 115W) 51Wh23562
ASUS GX701GX (i7-8750H/2080 Max-Q 90W) 76Wh23680
ASUS ROG Mothership (i9-9980HK/2080 200W) 90Wh24570
ASUS Zephyrus Duo 15 (i9-10980HK/2080 Super Max-Q 100W)25168
Aorus 17 YA (i9-9980HK/2080 200W) 94Wh26167
Acer Helios 300 (i7-10750H/2070 Max-Q 90W) 58Wh26169
ASUS GX502GW (i7-9750H/2070 115W) 76Wh26360
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK (Ryzen 7 3750H/5500M 85W) 51Wh26357
MSI Creator 17 (i7-10875H/2080 Super Max-Q 80W) 82Wh26783
MSI GL65 10SEK (i7-10750H/2060 115W) 51Wh27362
ASUS Scar II (i7-8750H/2060 80W) 66Wh27464
Razer Blade Pro 17 (i7-9750H/2070 Max-Q 100W) 70.5Wh27681
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG (i9-9900K/2080 200W) 90Wh28349
ASUS Scar III (i7-9750H/2070 115W) 66Wh29464
Eluktronics MAX-15 (i7-9750H/2070 115W) 62Wh2950
ASUS FX505DU (Ryzen 7 3750H/1660 Ti 80W) 48Wh29869
Lenovo Y545 (i7-9750H/2060 85W) 57Wh29845
MSI GE75 10SGS (i9-10980HK/2080 Super 150W) 65Wh30065
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 (Ryzen 7 4800H/5600M ~95W) 51Wh30355
ASUS TUF A15 FA506IV (Ryzen 7 4800H/2060 90W) 48Wh30456
Alienware m15 R2 (i7-9750H/2080 Max-Q 90W) 76Wh30544
ASUS StudioBook 17 W700G1T (Xeon E-2276M/T1000 40W) 57Wh
30869
Eluktronics RP-15 / XMG Core 15 (Ryzen 7 4800H/2060 110W) 62Wh31067
Infinity W5 (i7-10875H/2070 Super 115W) 94Wh310105
MSI Prestige 14 A10SC (i7-10710U/1650 Max-Q 30W) 52Wh31248
Acer Triton 500 (i7-8750H/2060 90W) 84Wh31394
Lenovo L340 (i5-9300H/1650 50W) 45Wh32553
MSI GS75 8SG (i7-8750H/2080 Max-Q 80W) 82Wh32576
MSI P65 Creator 9SF (i9-9880H/RTX 2070 Max-Q 80W) 82Wh32766
MSI GS66 10SGS (i9-10980HK/2080 Super Max-Q 80W) 99.9Wh33479
XMG Core 17 / Eluktronics RP-17 (Ryzen 7 4800H/2060 110W) 46Wh
34575
Lenovo Y740 (i7-8750H/2070 Max-Q 90W) 76Wh34789
Dell G5 15 SE 5505 (Ryzen 5 4600H/5600M ~95W) 51Wh34855
Razer Blade Stealth 13 (i7-1065G7/1650 Ti Max-Q 35W) 53.1Wh35069
Acer Helios 300 (i7-9750H/1660 Ti 80W) 58Wh35181
Aftershock Vapor 17X (i7-10875H/2060 115W) 91Wh368104
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 (Ryzen 5 4600H/1650 Ti 50W) 45Wh36974
ASUS TUF A15 FA506II (Ryzen 5 4600H/1650Ti 50W) 48Wh37057
Lenovo Y540 (i7-9750H/1660 Ti 80W) 57Wh37348
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (Ryzen 5 3550U/Vega 9) 45.8Wh3750
Lenovo Y7000 (i7-9750H/1660 Ti 80W) 57Wh37649
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA (i7-9750H/2070 Max-Q 90W) 94Wh38075
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB (i7-10875H/2070 Super Max-Q 90W) 94Wh38082
Lenovo Legion 5 (Ryzen 7 4800H/1660 Ti 80W) 60Wh389108
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XA (i9-9980HK/2070 Max-Q 90W) 94Wh39279
Aorus 15G XB (i7-10875H/2070 Super Max-Q 90W) 94Wh39580
Lenovo Legion 7i (i7-10875H/2070 Max-Q 105W) 80Wh42184
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (i7-10875H/2080 Super Max-Q 90W) 80Wh
424
99
Microsoft Surface Book 3 (i7-1065G7/1660 Ti Max-Q 55W) 85Wh42484
MSI Bravo 15 (Ryzen 5 4600H/5500M 65W) 51Wh42566
Eluktronics MAX-17 (i7-9750H/2070 115W) 92Wh42976
MSI GE66 10SGS (i9-10980HK/2080 Super Max-Q 105W) 99.9Wh429118
Aftershock Vapor 15 Pro (i7-9750H/GTX 1660 Ti 80W) 94Wh440129
Razer Blade Stealth 13 (i7-1065G7/1650 Max-Q 35W) 53.1Wh44150
Acer Swift 5 (i7-1065G7/Iris Plus Graphics 940 15W) 56Wh4470
MSI WS66 10TK (i7-10750H/Quadro RTX 3000 80W) 99.9Wh
46495
ASUS GA502DU (Ryzen 7 3750H/1660 Ti Max-Q 60W) 76Wh46790
ASUS Zephyrus G14 (Ryzen 9 4900HS/RTX 2060 Max-Q 65W) 76Wh47196
Xiaomi Mi Air 12.5" (m3-8100Y/UHD 615) 36.5Wh4790
Dell G7 7700 (i7-10750H/2070 115W) 97Wh481120
Huawei Matebook X Pro 2020 (i7-10510U/MX250) 56Wh4820
Dell XPS 15 7590 (i7-9750H/1650 50W) 97Wh491105
HP Omen 15-en0029nr (Ryzen 7 4800H/1660 Ti 80W) 70.9Wh
493126
ASUS TUF A15 FA506IU (Ryzen 7 4800H/1660Ti 80W) 90Wh523109
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC (i7-10710U/1650 Max-Q 35W) 82Wh546122
Dell XPS 17 9700 (i7-10750H/1650 Ti 50W) 97Wh55493
HP Envy x360 (Ryzen 5 4500U/Radeon Graphics) 51Wh556128
ASUS ZenBook Duo UX481FL (i5-10210U/MX250) 70Wh556136
Acer Swift 3 (Ryzen 7 4700U/Radeon Graphics) 48Wh585145
MSI Creator 15 (i7-10875H/2060) 99.9Wh608146
Acer Nitro 5 (Ryzen 5 4600H/1650 50W) 57Wh63297
Lenovo C940 (i7-1065G7/Iris Plus Graphics) 60Wh6420
Lenovo Slim 7 (Ryzen 7 4800U/Radeon Graphics) 60.7Wh74096