Help Me Choose: Battery
Battery life is an important factor when you are deciding on a laptop. Whether you work long hours on the road or spend the majority of your time plugged into a power dock, find the best option to meet your needs.
Dell laptops come with one of two kinds of batteries:
- easily removable
- swap out a fully charged spare battery*
- ideal if you work long hours unplugged on the road or in the air
- fits thin and light laptops, like XPS and Inspiron 7000 Series
- ideal for lightweight travel
- easy to pack
- charges with an optional portable adapter*
Tip: The more cells, or the higher the watt-hours powering the same laptop under the same operating conditions, the longer the battery will last when unplugged from an outlet.
|Battery Capacity||Battery Life*||Choose if you want|
|Large (9 cell)||90 WHr||Longest battery life|
|Standards (6 cell)||48-60 WHr||Balance of lightweight and reasonable battery life|
|Small (2 cell)||30-40 WHr||Lightweight, thin, portable design|