The difference between everybody’s favourite Linux distro Mint and my beloved Arch derivative Namib GNU/Linux is like this:
Just deleted Mint 19.1 and installed Namib on my netbook this morning, and the battery life span went from roundabout 4 to 8 hours! That is something, right? And, know what, this is even accurate. It may very well be that Arch Linux is more economical with its power usage than Ubuntu-based distros. Knowing this might come in quite handy when you compute on the road a lot.