Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina display bests 18 Windows 8 laptops, Samsung Series 3 Chromebook in battery life test

“In the Which? test lab we test every laptop for battery life, by browsing the web and also watching movies from its hard disk, so you can buy the best portable laptop,” Katie Waller reports for Which? Tech Daily.

“We compared the first 18 Windows 8 laptops tested in our lab with Apple’s 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display and the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook to see which gives you the best internet battery life,” Waller reports. “The longest running Windows 8 laptop for web browsing is the Acer Aspire timeline Ultra M5-581T – a 15.6″ screen, 2.1kg ultrabook. It lasted almost six hours on battery – enough to get you to from London to Middlesbrough and back – and fell 30 minutes shy of the battery life of the 13″ Apple Macbook Pro Retina.”

Waller reports, “Given the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook is heavily reliant on internet access due to its lack of on board storage, its three hour and 44 minute battery life isn’t great, proving comparable to the average battery running time of the Windows 8 models on test.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. Can’t tell how much I love my 15″ retina. Every day. Great product. So great that I bought a second one for my wife. That seems to be live to both!

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