Laptop Computer and Laptop Battery Buyers Guide

Laptop Computer and Laptop Battery Buyers Guide

Laptop Computer Batteries and AccessoriesYour laptop gives you more power than a smartphone, and more portability than a desktop – meaning it needs an equally strong battery to get the job done. That's why we stock all major laptop battery types – factory model batteries, as well as replacement batteries that can help extend the life of your laptop computer. We also understand that you need power and accessibility wherever you go – we understand the need to have a mobile lifestyle - to keep your devices fully powered under any circumstances, whether they're Macbooks, laptops or notebooks. You'll find it very easy to find the exact battery you need for your laptop. Our search feature has been built around finding the right battery the first time. Simply enter the laptop or the laptop battery model number in our search and we'll show you a few choices for you to choose from.

Keep in mind that larger capacity batteries may not be the right fit for you. The extra capacity comes at a price. Weight. Some of us lug laptops through airports all the time and want them to last. but we also want them to be relatively light. Some of us are power users away from outlets a lot and the extra weight isn't an issue - we want the laptop to work as long as humanly possible in between charges.

When your battery is functioning less than optimally, it can affect the performance of your computer on every level. We'll tell you how to figure out which laptop computer battery to buy, and how to ensure that it lasts as long and stays as strong as possible.


1. Know Your Laptop Brand and Model:

You may already know that you have a Dell Inspiron or Sony Vaio laptop, but knowing the precise model number can significantly decrease the time it takes to find your replacement battery.

Often, the model number will be printed right on the laptop or possibly displayed in a label on the bottom of your laptop. The laptop model information may also be printed on the inside of your battery compartment. 

Power down your laptop first, unplug the power adapter, and open the battery compartment to check for model information.

2. Know Your Battery Model Number & Find it Online:



If you can't find the make and model of your laptop, the battery itself will often have a model number on it as well.

This can sometimes be the quickest way to locate your battery online. Batteries.com offers a fast and convenient search process. Our "smart" search bar is located at the top of our site.

Simply start typing typing the model number, brand, or name associated with the battery that you need and we will return your results immediately. It's the fastest way to get all of your battery needs! 

Many online Battery stores may also offer alternative replacement laptop batteries or a Factory OEM battery, giving you more options to choose from. Searching for a Toshiba Battery model may help you find compatible batteries that are more affordable.

3. Verify Before you Buy:


It's always a good idea to look closely at the images of the battery you are about to purchase. If the battery connector doesn't look like the same connector on your current battery, this may not be the right one. If for some reason you don't have the old battery anymore or if you have already recycled the battery, you can always check the connectors on the back of the laptop itself to see if they match the battery you are about to buy.

Once again, look at the back of your laptop, in the example graphic above, we've included a Dell Latitude D600 Laptop. When inspecting your laptop, be sure to look at the compartment where the battery would fit (labeled Battery Connector). If your new battery is shaped differently, has a different connection slot, or simply doesn't look like it will fit, it's time to contact the website call center to see if they can verify whether the battery is correct or not.


New Laptop Recommendations and Buyer's Guide

What if you decide not to go the battery route and you decide you want a new laptop computer. Prices have come way down in recent years. Here are some of the best deals in laptops that we've seen online. 


Product Amazon Store Link to Laptop Why We Like It
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM
15.6-Inch FHD Notebook
Intel Core i3-7100U 7th Generation
4GB DDR4
1TB 5400RPM HD
Intel HD Graphics 620
Windows 10 Home
Obsidian Black
  • 7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U Processor (2.4GHz, 3MB L3 cache)
  • 15.6" Full HD Widescreen ComfyView LED-backlit
  • Display supports Acer ColorBlast technology
  • 4GB DDR4 Memory
  • 1TB 5400RPM HDD
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Up to 12-hours Battery Life
  • Backlit Keyboard
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop
Intel Core i7 CPU
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
VR Ready
15.6" Full HD
16GB DDR4
256GB SSD
Red Backlit KB
Metal Chassis
G3-571-77QK
  • Latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor (Up to 3.8GHz)
  • Latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
  • 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS display
  • 16GB DDR4 Memory & 256GB SSD
  • Up to 7-hours of battery life
  • Red Backlit Keyboard
ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH5
13.3-inch LCD Ultra-Slim Laptop
Core i5 Processor
8GB DDR3
256GB SSD
Windows 10
Harman Kardon Audio
Backlit keyboard
Fingerprint Reader
  • Built-in fingerprint reader with one-touch login via Windows Hello feature
  • 13.3-Inch wide-view Full-HD Display with Windows 10 Pre-installed
  • Latest 7th generation Intel i5-7200U 2.5 GHz Processor (Turbo to 3.1 GHz)
  • Fast storage and memory featuring 256GB SSD with 8GB DDR3 RAM
  • Extensive connectivity: HDMI/D-SUB/USB Type C, 802.11a/c WiFi, SD Card
  • Reader; Sleek and light weight 2.6 lbs aluminum body for comfortable portability
Apple 15" MacBook Pro
Retina, Touch Bar
2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core
16GB RAM
512GB SSD
Space Gray
MPTT2LL/A (Newest Version)
  • 2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
  • 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB memory
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
Apple 13" MacBook Air
1.8GHz Intel Core i5 Dual Core Processor
8GB RAM
128GB SSD
Mac OS
Silver
MQD32LL/A (Newest Version)
  • 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz
  • 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 128GB SSD storage
  • Intel HD Graphics 6000
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4
15.6-Inches
Full HD Notebook
7th Gen Intel Core i5-7200U
GeForce 940MX
8GB DDR4 SDRAM
256GB SSD
Windows 10 Home
Obsidian Black
  • 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7200U Processor (Up to 3.1GHz)
  • 15.6" Full HD Widescreen Comfy View LED-backlit
  • Display supports Acer Color Blast technology
  • NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 2GB of GDDR5 Video Memory
  • 8GB DDR4 Memory, 256GB SSD
  • Up to 12-hours Battery Life
Samsung Chromebook 3, 11.6"
4GB RAM
16GB eMMC
Chromebook (XE500C13-K04US)
  • Intel Celeron N3060 processor with 4GB memory, 16GB SSD
  • Simple and secure Google Chrome OS
  • 11.6” HD Anti-Reflective Display with image enhancer
  • Work or play for up to 11 hours on a single charge
  • Spill-resistant keyboard protects against accidental damage
ASUS Chromebook C202SA-YS02 11.6"
Ruggedized and Water Resistant Design with 180 Degree
Intel Celeron 4 GB
16GB eMMC
Dark Blue, Silver
  • Intel Celeron N3060 Processor (2M Cache, up to 2.48 GHz)
  • Designed for rugged use with reinforced rubber guards
  • Easy grip handles
  • Spill resistant keyboard
  • Can open/edit MS Office files using QuickOffice editor or Google Docs
  • Can download Microsoft Office Online for free
  • Cannot install standard MS Office software
  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM; 16GB Flash Storage; No CD or DVD drive
  • 11.6 inches HD 1366x768 Anti-Glare Display, up to 10 hours of battery life
Lenovo - Yoga 900 13.3"
2-in-1 Touch-Screen Laptop
i7 Processor
16GB Memory
512GB SSD
13.3" QHD Multi-touch Disply 3200x1800
Win10
Silver
  • 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6500U Processor (2.50GHz 1600MHz 4MB)
  • 13.3" QHD+ LED Glossy Multi-touch with integrated camera (3200x1800)
  • 16 GB Memory
  • 512 GB SSD
  • Windows 10
Lenovo Yoga 910 Premium
2-in-1 14" 4K UHD IPS Touch-Screen Ultrabook
Intel Core i7-7500U
16GB DDR4 RAM
1TB SSD
HDMI
Bluetooth
802.11ac
Fingerprint Reader
Backlit Keyboard
No DVD
Windows10
  • 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U Dual-Core Processor 2.7 GHz
  • Max boost speed up to 3.5GHz
  • 4MB Cache, Intel® HD Graphics 620
  • 14-inch 4K IPS 10-point multitouch screen
  • Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution Widescreen LED
  • Convertible 360° flip-and-fold design
  • Stylus Capable (not included), Windows Ink Capable
  • 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM 2133 MHz, 1TB Solid State Drive
  • Backlit keyboard, Fingerprint Reader
  • Thunderbolt port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives
  • NO Optical Drive
  • Ultra-fast 802.11 A/C WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1
  • 1 USB Type-C port, 1X high speed USB 3.0
  • 1x Combo audio jack, JBL Stereo Speakers with Dolby Audio
  • HD webcam with two microphones
  • Windows 10 home 64 bit, Weighs 3.09bs, measures 0.6" thin
  • 4-cell Lithium-Polymer battery, Battery life up to 9 hours
  • Color: Dark Grey