On our notebook configurator there is sometimes the option of upgrading your battery or ordering additional batteries. The length of time a laptop battery will operate varies on individual notebook computers, based on the applications being used (i.e. high end graphics, gaming), the number of times something is saved or retrieved from the hard drive, how often the CD/DVD drive is used, and the amount of memory in the notebook. The realistic average run-time is 1.5 to 3 hours, but obviously the more you use the notebook, and the more devices you order when configuring the notebook, the lower the battery life will be. Using devices like a wireless adapter will also reduce the battery life.
Should I order extra batteries?
If your laptop is generally used in or around the home or office, ordering extra batteries is not a priority. However, if you often take your notebook away, for example on business trips, school trips, on holiday, camping, etc., then a spare battery will allow you to continue using your laptop after a quick exchange of batteries.
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