Lost on laptops, good office/school laptop with long battery life?

Ragenrok

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So my wife is currently in school and doing field work as part of the class. She has been using my programming/side gaming laptop but its biggest issue is because it's meant for gaming and power its battery lasts maybe 1-2 hours and she can't always be near power.

Can you guys help me find an affordable ($500 or less hopefully) laptop, the only real requirements are:

- 4-6+ hours off battery while doing word and email
- main storage is SSD/nvme for fast booting
- usb c power
- runs actual windows
-enough ram to handle 20ish chrome tabs while doing a paper lol
- and preferably 17" screen but that's not a huge issue.

Any laptop gurus able to help point me to some good options?
 
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pendragon1

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the new dell inspiron 15 might do but that usb-c charging ive only seen on $800+ units or $500 chromebooks...
 

Ragenrok

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the new dell inspiron 15 might do but that usb-c charging ive only seen on $800+ units or $500 chromebooks...
Thanks for the tip, that's to bad about the usb C but if that moves it out of the price range then it is what it is lol
 

pendragon1

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Thanks for the tip, that's to bad about the usb C but if that moves it out of the price range then it is what it is lol
it has a usb-c port but not for charging. its a/c port has a super fast charge function though, 80% in an hour.
 
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