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Chromebook or laptop for programming

A Lenovo T420s if you like the old IBM keyboards (like model M), or T430s or above if you like the island-type keyboards. They can all fit extra batteries, larger batteries, and are easy to upgrade ...
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Large battery Android phone, able to charge other devices

Well, considering the fact that you need to charge other phones the phone must have a huge battery. The new Gionee Marathon M5 will definitely suit your needs with a humongous capacity of 6020mAh. The ...
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School laptop for medium-light gaming and good battery life

One alternative well suited for "CAD and computer programming, and schoolwork (likely with VMs), medium-light gaming (e.g. CS:GO, World of Warships), and lecture note-taking", would be a ThinkPad P73 ...
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Chromebook or laptop for programming

I'd say a laptop is the best choice. Here's why: A laptop can be used to develop on several platforms A Chromebook has been made specifically to surf the web, hence a laptop can be expected to give a ...
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Chromebook or laptop for programming

You probably want to check the ChromeOS subreddit for VictoryGoth's bi-weekly buying advice. Chromebooks $300 or Less Acer Chromebook C740 Acer Chromebook C771 (Intel Celeron. COMING SOON ...
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Does having a dedicated GPU in a modern Laptop affect battery life even if it is not in use

All laptop CPU's have integrated graphics and your laptop will use it whenever possible to save battery. But some apps are using the dGPU by default while not needing it really a lot (I can't think of ...
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Good battery charger for AA+AAA batteries, especially for older batteries that don't charge well in other chargers

I have a Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne (by Maha?), that has served me VERY well for several years. It was probably one of the most pricy chargers available when I bought it, but I don't think the ones ...
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Where can I buy a basic non-smart monochrome phone online? (long battery life)

From Amazon.com 5200mAh Long Standby Rugged Mobile Phone with Waterproof Shockproof Dustproof Unlocked Phone for Elderly People Adventurers Army Cellphone(Black) It's $50, and can call and send/...
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Large battery Android phone, able to charge other devices

Lenovo P2 has ~5000mAh, which can last me over a weekend at a pinch. This gives it slightly less ability to charge other things than the 6000mAh suggestions, although with the P2 itself appearing to ...
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Large battery Android phone, able to charge other devices

Ulefone Power also has a ~6000mAh battery and can charge other phones/devices and is priced very reasonably. Update: I will retract this as a recommendation as I have some concerns about the quality/...
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Linux or Android tablet with long battery life and cheap

How about A Gemini (review) (review) with Debian or Sailfish installed a PinePhone (shipping now for early adopters) a PineTab (Real Soon Now) a DIY tablet based on a https://www.pine64.org/...
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Processor and battery relations

The TDP of an i5-8269U is 28 watt. TDP = thermal design power = most power cpu will draw when running @ 100% = one of the best ways to gauge a CPU's impact regarding power draw. https://ark.intel....
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Are there laptops with extremely high battery capacity?

What you are looking for are Panasonic's Toughbooks. They are one of the most durable laptops out there. And yes, the battery lasts quite a while. If one battery is not enough for you, it also has ...
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Lenovo 320 - Improve battery life

you may replace battery pack you may replace all accums in battery pack, may be it's lion 18650 3.7v 3000 - 3400mah - 9000mah. ~$3 for one. you may make a power bank 20-40-60Wah with 18650 elements ...
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Off the shelf cheap wearable BlueTooth Low Energy device

I feel that Hexiwear is a pretty good platform, although a little expensive. I feel it ticks most of your boxes: rubber wrist band - check rugged and robust - not really, but it's enclosed in that ...
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Off the shelf cheap wearable BlueTooth Low Energy device

I am answering my own question, in case it is of any interest to others. For development, I have found an excellent and extremely cheap solution. In fact, it could probably be used in non-profits. ...
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13in Battery Thinkpad/MacBook Pro

There's nothing you should get for your MacBook (right now) In doing my research, I found just two solutions that sort of have what you want. Both also focus on including more I/O, not just the ...
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