With a new laptop, you'll find that it has more than enough battery life to get you through a workday. Of course, your mileage may vary based on what you do. If you're heavily into production and frequently need to perform processor-intensive tasks, your battery life will be affected.
Looking beyond the results and laptops here: Just how important are battery life test results to you, the consumer? In recent history, I've consistently seen a new laptop battery exceed Apple's specification. Apple has also made great efforts to tell the consumer that they believe battery life is important, so the company seems to be doing what it can to deliver long battery life. Apple's always going to make a laptop that can last a working day
As we all know, as a battery ages it doesn't last as long as it originally did. We won't stop looking at battery life, but perhaps the results from a new laptop battery aren't as important as the life you get from an older laptop battery.
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