It can be difficult to say what distinguishes a good business laptop from the rest of the the crowd. Many laptops are now available that seem to do everything a business laptop might need and for a very reasonable price.
However a few months down the line when that inexpensive purchase begins to shudder under the strain of near constant daily use is when the difference shows. With several programs running at once important communication services like VOIP need to run seamlessly without having to close down other applications, all on a daily basis, all without the laptop losing performance over time.
A real business laptop needs to do more than just open emails and run word processing software. It needs to be robust, to be able to endure constant use and abuse. It needs to be light and portable without being fragile or flimsy. It also needs to continue to run almost as new even after months or years of continual running. No one wants to have to transfer all of their data and settings to a new laptop every few months just because the old one has slowed to a crawl.
We have compiled a list of laptops that we think have the qualities needed to be a top business laptop.
HP Envy 15
The Envy 15 ships with lots of power for a sustained workload at a very reasonable price. It features an i7 Core Intel processor and 8GB of RAM. Its HD LED screen is able to reach its full potential thanks to the on-board 2GB Nvidia mobile graphics card.
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge
The Lenovo Thinkpad Edge ideal laptop for small businesses. It is a solid office workhorse that provides longevity without breaking the bank. While not as glamorous as some other laptops it uses its resources where they count with an Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of Ram. Designed for durability with MIL-SPEC ruggedization, it also incorporates drop resistance technology that protects your hard drive in case of accidents.
Apple Macbook Pro 15” Retina
The Macbook Pro is a high end portable work station. With a 2.2GHz i7 processor and 16GB of RAM it simply churns through any high level processing task you can throw at it. The mesmerising 2880×1800 retina display means you wont miss single thing and high resolution graphics editing software runs optimally.
Model 740 G1
The HP Elitebook manages to be rugged without looking like it. An 810G grade MIL-SPEC chassis belies an elegant exterior. HP gets a lot of performance out of the Elitebook’s i5 processor and an efficient battery lets you keep working without having to worry about plugging in. Lightweight construction means its a breeze to carry whether you are crossing the office or crossing an ocean.