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Overview

Laptop Batteries

When choosing a laptop battery, it’s important to consider how your laptop is used:

  • Is your laptop plugged in on your desktop most of the time?
  • Do you spend more time unplugged than plugged in?
  • Do size and weight matter when you travel?
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In most cases, the number of cells inside a battery determines its size, weight and life between charges. A cell is essentially a smaller battery that is packaged with and connected to other cells to form one large battery. Generally, the more cells, the more power, weight and size a battery has.

Finally, it’s important to note that battery life is always subject to demands and usage. For extended periods of use away from an outlet, you might want to consider purchasing a second battery for your laptop from Dell.com.


4-cell battery6-cell battery9-cell battery
4 Cell Battery6 Cell Battery9 Cell Battery
CHARACTERISTICS:
Economical
Lightweight
CHARACTERISTICS:
Moderate cost
Good balance of battery life
and size
CHARACTERISTICS:
Long battery life
Larger size and weight
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS:
Laptops designed as desktop replacements that are connected to an outlet most of the time
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS:
Laptops designed for
general mobile usage
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS:
Laptops designed for
extended mobile usage
IDEAL USE:
  • Battery power for short durations
  • Web browsing
  • Email
  • General office applications
IDEAL USE:
  • Moderate use between battery recharges
  • Web browsing
  • Email
  • Office applications
  • Listening to music
IDEAL USE:
  • Extended use between battery recharges
  • Web browsing
  • High-performance office applications
  • Listening to music
  • Gaming
  • Watching movies on DVD or Blu-ray Disc
DELL'S TERMS AND CONDITIONS: apply to all sales available on request or at "Terms and Conditions of Sale" located at the bottom of our homepage at www.dell.com.au


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