Any non-Macbook quad-core laptops with 8+ hours of battery life?

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  1. dachshundx macrumors newbie

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    Title says it all. Anyone know of any quad-core laptops with 8+ hours of battery life that aren't made by Apple?
     
  2. mmarcus178 macrumors newbie

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    Razer Blade might get close. I recall hearing 7:30/7:45 or so. It'll be much less if gaming, etc.
     
  3. therealseebs macrumors 65816

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    Does the 8 hours of battery life have to be achievable while actually loading all four cores?
     
  4. protoxx macrumors 6502a

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    Look on laptop magazine and cnet. There are a number of non apple laptops with long lasting battery life.
     
  5. cmaier macrumors G3

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    Don't know of any with quad cores. Windows, as a rule, is about 15% less power efficient.
     
  6. shadow82x macrumors 6502

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    More like 4.5-5.5 hours. (Typing from my Razer Blade.)
     
  7. blackberrycubed macrumors 6502a

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    when you upgrading to the new razer blade pro?
     
  8. shadow82x macrumors 6502

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    I'm not, I'm getting the macbook pro haha. Razer's great and all but I really wasn't a fan of eth blade. Poor screen, slow storage, lousy support, QC issues (major coil whine), etc. I just hope I can configure the Razer Core to work properly with the macbook, that'd be a beast of a setup and best of both worlds.
     
  9. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Not sure if a loaded question; personally I would look at a Lenovo ThinkPad P50 with a 6 Cell (90 WHr), equally without any requirement and or usage parameters the question is not really answerable with any fidelity.

    What I do know from experience; is that if you push a 15" MBP hard you will not get anywhere near to what Apple states for battery runtime, equally nor do I expect the same. 8+ hours will be as ever be low to moderate use. If battery runtime is an absolute look to the new Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base (Nvidia 965M dGPU and extended battery). MS is claiming up to 16 hours, from my own Surface Book experiences (i7) it`s likely this will be fairly accurate, however once again not under 100% road of CPU/GPU'`s.

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  10. RetinaFarts macrumors newbie

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    But that's with a 15W CPU? Not really comparable to the quad core 45W CPU is it?

    How many 4lb 15" Laptops with Quad Core CPUs are out there that actually hit 10 hours of battery life? That Lenovo you're talking about is around 5.6lbs with the 6 cell.
     
  11. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Very true, much will depend what your previous system was; for me my new i7 Surface Book performance is marginally greater than my outgoing 2014 13" rMBP with it`s28W CPU. I seriously doubt any Quad Core can run at full tilt on battery for 8+ hours, just the physics of it; a 45W CPU is always going to consume more power than the likes of a Surface Book with it`s 15W CPU.

    If you want long battery life and low mass there is likely to be a trade off; what we can observe with portable Mac`s (historically) is that they generally run hotter, some models throttle and fan noise can become intrusive when pushed. This doesn't make them poor notebooks by any means, more being reflective of Apple`s design philosophy. As for the new 2016`s they are an unknown quality, equally I have little doubt that they will perform any lees than what Apple states for given loads.

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  12. zorrobyte macrumors newbie

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    Nope and nope. I have a Razer Blade 1060 with FHD and only see 4-5 hours on battery saver. Normally watching Youtube in Chrome.

    Also Razer's customer support is atrocious.
     
  13. The Mercurian macrumors 65816

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    Well the MBP doesn't last 8 hours whilst loading all 4 cores so is that a fair question ?
     
  14. dachshundx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, just during average web surfing/emailing/Spotifying and a video here and there.
     

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