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Longest Lasting Business Laptops

Even the best business laptop won’t do you much good if it’s always running out of juice. Plenty of systems offer strong performance and sharp, bright displays, but skimp on battery life – leaving you chained to your desk. Thankfully, there are great business laptops that don’t skimp on battery life, so you can keep on working wherever you are.

Here are our favorite long-lasting business laptops. Most last more than 13 hours on a charge, which is 5 hours longer than average.

[Read more: How we test laptop battery life]

  • ThinkPad X260
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    • Price
      $1,205
    • Display Size & Resolution
      12.5 inches, 1366 x 768 pixels
    • Processor
      Intel Core i5-6300U
    • Ports
      USB 3.0 (3), Ethernet, HDMI, mini DisplayPort
    • Battery Life
      17:14
    • Size
      12.03 x 8.21 x 0.80 inches
    • Weight
      3.18 lbs.
  • ThinkPad T460
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    • Price
      $935
    • Display Size & Resolution
      14-inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels
    • Processor
      2.5-GHz Intel Core i5-6300U
    • Ports
      USB 3.0 (3), mini DisplayPort, Ethernet, HDMI
    • Battery Life
      17:04
    • Size
      13.35 x 9.15 x 0.83 inches
    • Weight
      3.8 lbs.
  • XPS 13
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    • Price
      $999
    • Display Size & Resolution
      13.3 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels
    • Processor
      3.1-GHz Intel Core i5-7200U
    • Ports
      USB Type-C (1), USB 3.0 (2), full-size SD card
    • Battery Life
      13:49
    • Size
      11.98 x 7.88 x 0.33-0.6 inches
    • Weight
      2.7 lbs.
  • Chrome -book 13
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    • Price
      $529
    • Display Size & Resolution
      13.3 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels
    • Processor
      1.5 GHz Intel Celeron 3205U
    • Ports
      USB 3.0 (1), USB 2.0 (1), microSD card, HDMI
    • Battery Life
      13:25
    • Size
      12.93 x 9.03 x 0.72 inches
    • Weight
      3.23 lbs.
  • Latitude 15 3000
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    • Price
      $579
    • Display Size & Resolution
      15.6 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels
    • Processor
      Intel Core i7-6500U
    • Ports
      USB 3.0 (2), USB 2.0, Ethernet, HDMI, VGA
    • Battery Life
      10:25
    • Size
      14.96 x 10.23 x 0.92 inches
    • Weight
      4.5 lbs.

Battery life: 17 hours and 14 minutes

Mobile workers will love the Lenovo ThinkPad X260’s compact design almost as much as they love its epic battery life. The system sports a sharp (and compact) 12.5-inch display, a top-notch keyboard, and a lightweight, commuter-friendly design. But workers will be most impressed by the system’s incredible 17 hours and 14 minutes of battery life, which makes it the longest-lasting notebook we’ve ever reviewed, bar none. Keep in mind that that’s with the extended battery attached, which costs $15 extra at checkout and adds a tiny bit of bulk.

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Battery life: 17 hours and 4 minutes

Lenovo’s ThinkPad T460 is the definition of a well-rounded work laptop. The system provides one of the comfiest keyboards you’ll find, plus a durable design and strong security, including a fingerprint reader and built-in encryption tools. Meanwhile, mobile workers will love its long battery life; the system can run for more than 17 hours on a single charge with its optional extended battery attached (which costs $15 extra at checkout).

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Battery life: 13 hours and 49 minutes

Our favorite ultraportable business laptop happens to last really long on a charge (13 hours and 49 mimutes). The compact system is a terrific option for commuters and frequent travelers, with a slim design and an extremely small footprint that makes it easy to slide the notebook into your crowded work bag. You also get speedy performance and solid security options, including hardware encryption and a built-in fingerprint reader.

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Battery life: 13 hours and 25 minutes

Here’s a Chromebook that means business. Dell’s Chromebook 13 is a reliable, affordable companion for basic productivity on the go. It also happens to be one of the longest-lasting budget laptops we’ve ever tested, lasting 13 hours and 25 minutes on a charge. You also get a sharp 13.3-inch display and a good selection of ports. And while the $529 system could be faster, it’s zippy enough for everyday work tasks.

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Battery life: 10 hours and 25 minutes

Dell's Latitude 15 3000 delivers good bang for your buck. The 15.5-inch business notebook provides zippy performance, strong security – including hardware encryption – and pretty long battery life (10 hours and 25 minutes) for a budget system. That's not amazing, but it's actually quite good for a laptop in this price range. And while its keyboard is a bit shallow, and its hefty design isn’t particularly commuter-friendly, the Latitude 15 3000 is still stolid for just $579.

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Brett Nuckles

Brett Nuckles has been a working journalist since 2009. He got his start in local newspapers covering community news, local government, education and more before he joined the Business News Daily staff in 2013. He graduated from Ohio University, where he studied Journalism and English. Follow him on Twitter @BrettNuckles.