We’ve all been there: The battery on our laptop is all-too-quickly draining. Looking around, there’s not an outlet in sight. The panic. The horror!
Consider a laptop power bank your antidote to such panic. Any good power bank should have a charging port with a power output of at least 60 watts (the standard for most 13-inch notebooks). If you’re looking to power-up a full-size laptop with a 15-inch display, you should look for an option with power-output capabilities of 85 watts or more. See which laptop power banks topped our list.
mophie powerstation AC Battery Pack
Easily the most stylish option on this list, he mophie powerstation AC universal battery pack can charge a MacBook or MacBook Pro via an AC adapter with a maximum output of 100 watts. It’s also capable of charging two more gadgets alongside your laptop — it has one USB-C and one full USB port to go with the full-power plug.The product is a top pick in this category by TechRadar, as well as Wirecutter. A PC Mag tester also praised the mophie powerstation AC for its sleek design and fast charging capabilities.With a battery capacity of 22,000 mAh, the gadget can add up to 15 hours of battery life for your Apple notebook. We like that its fabric cover protects protect your metal-clad laptop from scratches. The fabric finish gives the battery pack excellent tactility, too.
Goal Zero Sherpa 100 AC Portable Power Bank
The splurgeworthy Goal Zero Sherpa 100 AC is jam-packed with features, yet it weighs a rather reasonable 2 pounds. The battery pack has a duo of fast-charging USB-C ports, an AC power outlet with a maximum output of 100 watts, as well as a duo of full USB ports.To top things off, the Sherpa 100 AC also has Qi wireless charging capabilities. You can charge your compatible smartphone by simply placing it on top of the battery pack. A built-in OLED display, on the other hand, will allow you to keep a close eye on every meaningful detail of the device’s operation.The device’s built-in battery pack has a single-cell equivalent capacity of 25,600 mAh. This is sufficient to fully charge some laptops twice, according to the manufacturer. Of course, you can expect to get many more full charges for smaller devices and gadgets.I like that the Sherpa 100 AC comes bundled with a quartet of charging cables. They include a Lightning, a microUSB, a USB-A to USB-C, as well as a USB-C to USB-C.
ECOFLOW River 370 Portable Power Station
The ECOFLOW River 370 is a portable power station that’s designed for camping or for spending extended periods away from a power outlet. It has a gigantic 100,000 mAh battery pack, which can fully charge a laptop more than six times, depending on the make and model. The device can maintain a full charge for up to a full year.
The device’s selection of power output ports is nothing short of spectacular. It includes two AC adapters with combined peak output of 600 watts, a duo of fast-charging USB-C ports, four USB ports (two have rapid charging capabilities), and a 12-volt car port. This means that you can simultaneously charge up to a whopping nine devices with the ECOFLOW River 370.
Unsurprisingly, with a battery pack this large and with so many connectivity ports, the 11-pound ECOFLOW River isn’t exactly the most portable option out there. But, given its capabilities, as well as its superb 24-month warranty, we believe that the device’s considerable weight and hefty price tag are worth it.
Omnicharge Omni 20 Laptop Battery Pack
Designed with pro users in mind, the Omnicharge Omni 20 battery pack has a built-in OLED display, which allows you to keep track of the charging status of all connected devices. It’s also equipped with a sophisticated, multilayered protection system for its built-in battery, as well as the connected devices.The Omni 20 has a 6-cell battery pack with a 20,400 mAh capacity, an AC adapter with a maximum output of 100 watts, two USB ports, and a 70-watt DC output. Its retail package includes a fast wall charger and a USB charging cable.In case you’re using a more compact laptop with a 13-inch screen or less, consider the Omni 20 USB-C instead. Instead of an AC adapter, it has two USB-C ports, each with a maximum output of 60 watts. You can charge the battery pack via USB-C, so you won’t have to carry an extra adapter for it.
Anker PowerCore AC Laptop Power Bank
The PowerCore AC battery pack by Anker has a built-in AC outlet with a maximum output of 85 watts, as well as two fast-charging USB ports that use the company’s proprietary PowerIQ technology. The gadget’s battery pack has a capacity of 22,000 mAh.
The device comes bundled with a wall adapter that can charge its battery pack. We like that Anker has bundled the PowerCore AC with a carrying case with enough space for the battery pack and its accessories.