Which Laptop for saving battery?

Discussion in 'Which Laptop should I buy?' started by rasteck, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. rasteck


    Apr 6, 2015
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    Hi to everyone, Im new on the forum.

    Im thinking of buying a laptop for my job (security consultant). I want to install a Ubuntu or Debian distribution (and maybe Windows too, but for normal use Linux).

    The problem is that I want a laptop with a good battery life, but with good graphic card. Im interested in a Dell Vostro 3000 series:
    - Intel i5-5200U
    - 8gb RAM DDR3L at 1600MHz
    - NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 820M
    - Hard drive 500GB at 5400 rpm

    I think about it, and the problem is when I use that graphic card, the battery consume is faster, but I need this graphic card for some tasks. The question is:
    Is possible to, when I need more battery life, disable the Nvidia graphic card and use Intel HD graphic card? In that way, I can save more battery.

    So please, if it is possible, let me know if this is a good laptop for this. And if you know other laptop for the same price (around 700 euros), tell me.

    Thanks for the help
    rasteck, Apr 6, 2015
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