Consumers: at 42 percent current laptops to replace battery




The percentage of laptops whose battery is replaceable, dropped in three years from 77 percent to 42 percent. The Consumers’ Association claims based on research which looked at 612 laptops. Among the brands are many differences.

Laptops increasingly have a built-in, not exchangeable battery was obvious, but the Consumentenbond has now mapped been the extent to which the change occurred. In 2012, users were still at 77 percent of laptop battery replacement this year that dropped to just 42 percent. However, the 2-in-1 convertible are not counted: as if laptops were counted, the percentage was even lower. From 2013 to 2014 found the large folder location, according to the figures from the survey.

Toshiba and Lenovo most batteries can still be easily removed from the housing according to the federation. Toshiba was with only one of the 21 models require special tools for the replacement. Lenovo scored best in the test of the union: at 60 percent of the models the batteries were childishly simple unclipping.

Also, HP and PEAQ have many laptops with removable battery. HP took the change at half or ‘some difficulty’. Acer and Asus is that fewer and Apple has not at all models with detachable battery. The Consumer Association notes that the contrast Acer is high: one third of the laptop manufacturer has a battery that is actually very easy to replace, while a quarter have a battery that is stuck completely. By Asus is a quarter not replaceable.

Manufacturers use built-in batteries because this opportunity to other, thinner form factors and provides higher efficiency, as they themselves indicate. In addition, this can make the construction of cheaper laptops. The disadvantage is that users with problems can not repair it, and so does the efficiency of batteries off after a few years: it can not be replaced by a newer efficient model.


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