With many schools choosing to offer remote learning this fall, either full or part time, 2020’s back-to-school shopping season is very different than in years past. As ubiquitous as laptops seemed in classrooms and on campuses before, they will become even more pervasive in students’ lives as they rely on them for virtual learning. Students who don’t wish to be chained to their desks throughout the school day will need to consider the value of solid battery life as one of the critical factors in choosing a laptop, as it will give them the ability to move from room to room without needing to hunt for a power outlet.
A laptop with good battery life used to be mean a skinny, under-powered notebook that sacrificed performance to squeeze every extra minute out of a charge. Obviously the more powerful a system is, the more power it draws, and the less