Business professionals tend to work on the go. As such, they would need a laptop with long battery life so that they can work while they are travelling. Of course, apart from the battery life of the device, the design of the laptop should also complement a business lifestyle. Keeping all these points in mind, here is a list of business laptops that you should definitely consider if you are looking to buy one.
Apple MacBook Air brings a sense of sophistication to the table with its compact size and classy design. While this version of the MacBook Air may not be the latest version, it should still be able to do its job. In terms of battery life, the laptop promises a battery life of 10 hours, which should be more than enough for most users. The laptop is powered by a 5th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, and in terms of memory, it offers 8GB RAM and 126GB storage. Connectivity is taken care of by two USB 3.0 ports and a Thunderbolt 2 port, which should suffice for most use cases.
If you’re looking for a business laptop that’s not only thin and light but also packs in some powerful components, then you can’t go wrong with this one. The ASUS Zenbook 14 is one of the best business laptops that packs the 11th gen Intel Core i7 processor and Intel Iris Xe graphics for all your processing and graphical needs. When it comes to memory, ASUS has equipped it with 16GB LPDDR4X RAM and 512GB M.2 NVMe storage for fast data transfer rates. This laptop features a 14-inch, LED-backlit FullHD screen with 100% sRGB colour gamut, which should result in true-to-life pictures and colour quality. ASUS claims that its 67WHrs, 4-cell lithium-polymer battery can power the machine for up to 22 hours. Its precision touchpad and Harman Kardon sound system help it to stand out from the competition.
When you think about innovation, the first name that comes to mind is Apple, and this laptop proves why. With the latest MacBook Pro, Apple ditched processors from all major brands and went for their own Apple M1 chip. The Apple M1 chip features an 8-core CPU and an 8-core GPU paired with 8GB of unified memory for seamless multitasking. It also packs in a 256GB SSD for all your storage needs. The battery packed inside can power all this powerful hardware and its 13.3-inch Retina display for up to 20 hours. Its FaceTime HD camera and three mic array result in crisp and clear visuals and aural during video calls. With a weight of 1.4kg and a thickness of 1.56cm, this laptop can be the perfect travel companion for all your business trips.
The Dell Inspiron 5300 has a 54-Whrs 4-cell lithium-polymer battery, which should last throughout the day under optimum conditions. This robust laptop is a good option for working professionals who need to run a lot of apps and software simultaneously, as it has an 8GB RAM Single Channel DDR4 2666MHz and a 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive. Additionally, it runs on the 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10210U processor, which should further support a lag-free experience. The laptop has a 13-inch screen with a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, making it perfect for your everyday business needs. However, don’t take this to mean that you can’t expect an excellent visual experience, as the laptop also has an Intel UHD graphics with a shared graphics memory.
After conquering the smartphone industry, Mi is now aiming to become the top dog in the business laptop market with this notebook. The Mi Notebook Horizon is a light (1.35kg) and slim (1.72cm thick) laptop that sports a 10th gen Intel Core i5 processor along with 8GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD and NVIDIA MX350 graphics making it good for content creators. Its 14-inch display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and super thin 3mm bezels, resulting in 91% screen-to-body ratio. For privacy purposes, Mi has gone for a detachable webcam that smoothly slides on top of the laptop’s display for easy and clear video calls. According to Mi, it's 46WHr battery can power the laptop up to 10 hours and can be charged quickly using the bundled 65-Watt charger.
No list of the best business laptops is complete without mentioning a Lenovo Thinkpad. The Lenovo Thinkpad E14 is a 14-inch laptop with a full HD display that can withstand rugged usage and accidental drops, knocks and splashes. It is equipped with a 10th gen Intel Core i5 processor (base clock: 1.6Ghz, max clock: 4.2Ghz) and 8GB DDR4 RAM. When it comes to storage, Lenovo has packed in 1TB hard drive and 128GB SSD to ensure you have enough storage for all your files and folders without compromising on speed. It has an HD webcam with Thinkshutter covering the webcam when not in use while the TPM 2.0 chip encrypts essential data and passwords for enhanced security. It’s thin, lightweight and rugged, making it a great choice for people who travel a lot.