Having the right laptop is now a crucial part of your business life, with more and more people needing a device that we can work with on the go.
The best business laptops on this page all combine the latest hardware with productivity features – while offering sleek designs and a long battery life.
The best business laptops need that long battery life to keep you productive while on the move. No matter how powerful a notebook is, it is not good as a business device if the battery runs out after a few hours.
A day's battery life ensures mobility and productivity – essential functions for the modern workplace, whether it's a Fortune 500 company or a small company.
When compiling this list of the best business laptops, we have taken into account a number of important factors, including power, battery life, function set and pure value for money.
This means that we have selected a wider range of laptops for most (if not all) budgets and hopefully for all tastes; there is a mix of advanced products and old favorites here.
Almost all of them come with Windows 10 Pro (or Windows 10 Workstation) to improve their business credentials.
We also have our own price comparison tool that compares prices and ensures that you purchase the very best business workhorse for the very best price. This list of the best business laptops from 2019 will hopefully help you find your next work notebook.
If you are looking for a little more power, check out our list of the best mobile workstations, as well as our choice for the best business desktop PC.
- Here & apos; s our complete list of the best laptops from 2019
Where to buy business laptops
- Apple MacBook Pro
- Lenovo Yoga, ThinkPad and Ideapad
- HP ZBook, Elitebook, Pro and ElitePad
- Dynabook Portege, Tecra and Satellite Pro
- Fujitsu Lifebook and Celcius
- Dell Latitude, Precision and Vostro
Earlier versions of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon are definitely the best of its kind when it comes to business laptops, and this year is no exception, with Lenovo providing a thinner and smaller design with virtually no compromises.
Despite its small size, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes with virtually all the features you need in a productivity machine, making it the best business laptop you can buy. Thanks to a battery life of up to 15.5 hours and a fast charging function that reduces the battery to 80 percent capacity in just one hour, the X1 Carbon is an ultrabook that you can use to keep working while on the move.
Huawei may not be the first name you think of when buying a new business laptop – while Dell and Lenovo are two names that you would probably rather associate with work notebooks, but the Chinese company has proven to be an excellent laptop manufacturer with its new MateBook X Pro.
It has a beautiful design that gets an appreciative appearance in the boardroom, it is light enough to carry, and it has powerful components and an excellent battery life. It is also one of the cheaper ultrabooks on the market.
Believe it or not, Dell classifies the XPS 13 as a business laptop, albeit focused on a home office environment, but business users will love the design. This ultra-portable laptop – as Dell puts it – surpasses its weight with Windows 10 Pro over the entire range and also offers an attractive price.
This award-winning laptop (he has won the best laptop of the year from us and many others) manages to put a 13.3-inch screen in the chassis of an average 11.6-inch model. It was also updated in 2018 with even better components, for a much improved business laptop experience.
The laptop can be upgraded to 16 GB RAM and a 1 TB M2 SSD drive. The battery life is also exceptional with nearly 22 hours of continuous use in productivity applications.
In 2019, Dell again boosted the Dell XPS 13 when it comes to components, and the webcam is now positioned above the screen for better video calls, making the Dell XPS 13 2019 once again one of the best business laptops to buy money.
The 2018 model of the 13-inch Macbook Pro with Touch Bar is a brilliant upgrade from Apple's formidable laptop series and is one of the best business laptops available.
While Microsoft had the performance over last year's MacBook Pro over the Surface Book 2, Apple has come up with a few significantly improved specifications for the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2018. The 13-inch model can be configured with the latest Intel Core processors, all USB-C ports are not Thunderbolt 3 and you can have up to 16 GB of RAM. If you want even more performance, the 15-inch version is worth considering as it increases the specifications even more.
The Lenovo Yoga C630 is without a doubt the best Snapdragon laptop ever made. Unlike other Windows laptops that run on Intel or AMD hardware, the Lenovo Yoga C630 works on Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 SoC. This is usually found in flagship smartphones, and with this the Lenovo Yoga C630 can have some of the best smartphone features, but then on a laptop.
So you immediately get start-up times and 4G connectivity. This makes it one of the best business laptops, because you don't have to rely on WiFi. You can be almost anywhere and as long as you have a 4G SIM card installed, you can access the internet quickly and securely. The Lenovo Yoga C630 is also always connected, which means that even if it is not being used, it is still connected to the internet. So when you turn it on next time, all your emails, messages, and notifications are waiting for you.
Best of all, it has a phenomenal battery life of almost 24 hours. This means that it can take several working days after charging once. The only problem is that, since it does not run on traditional hardware, not all applications are compatible. Hopefully that will change in the future, but if your business depends on a particular program, make sure it runs on Snapdragon or ARM hardware before you purchase.
Lenovo took an existing form factor and refined it to deliver the new ThinkPad E470 2016-2017. Powered by the 7th generation of Intel Core processors, this specific SKU has a 14-inch FHD anti-glare display, powered by a discreet Nvidia Geforce 940MX 2GB GPU.
Equipped with a spill-resistant keyboard, a TrackPoint and a click pad with 3 + 2 buttons, the E470 has more than enough ports and expansion options to keep the average user happy. Too bad it does not do a DisplayPort, so no 4K output.
We have been waiting for years for a new MacBook Air and this is finally here. Now thinner, lighter and for the first time with a Retina display, it is easily the best MacBook Air we've ever used, and it also makes it one of the best business laptops in the world, thanks to the thin and light design, improved hardware for better performance (including 8th generation processors, more RAM and faster SSD ' s) and an affordable price. We wish that these were fully-fledged U-series quad-core chips, instead of the Y-series dual-core fanless processors. However, this means that you can easily take out a battery all day long, making it one of the best Macs for traveling.
Read the full review: MacBook Air 2018
Last year's Dell XPS 15 was already one of the best laptops you could buy, but now that Dell has taken over the beautiful redesign of the Dell XPS 13 and applied it here, while it has also become a convertible.
This makes it easily one of the best business laptops that you can buy in 2018. It looks great, feels great to use, and it includes one of those new Intel Kaby Lake G-series CPUs with Radeon graphics in the ' discrete class & # 39 ;. This means that this laptop packs serious power – even if it can get a little loud.
Read the full review: Dell XPS 15 2-in-1
The Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch) is another mention of Microsoft in our list of best business laptops and is worthy of place because Microsoft has made one of the most powerful 2-in-1 laptops in the world.
The Surface Book 2 has a number of powerful enough components to perform most daily tasks, and even some light gaming and video editing if you choose a model with a special graphic card. If you want a larger screen, there is also a 15-inch version of the Surface Book 2, which comes with more powerful components.
Read the full review: Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch)
Chromebooks may not be the most obvious devices for business laptops, but the Asus Chromebook Flip proves that they can be excellent work tools. It comes with a full Intel Core processor, full HD 1080p screen and backlit keyboard. ChromeOS is now a more robust operating system with many tools, and if you rely on web-based CMS or Google Docs to do your job, the Asus Chromebook Flip is an affordable, well-built, and handy business laptop.
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