Finding the best laptop can feel overwhelming when you’re staring at online stores of brands and specs. Not only measure its performance, but answer the questions that matter most. Does the laptop have a comfortable keyboard? Is the screen colorful or washed out?
Let’s look at a few great business laptops.
Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2013) $ 1,099.00 at Apple.com
The MacBook Air has an all-aluminum construction, tapering from 0.11 inches thick in the front to 0.68 inches in the back.
It’s essentially the same chassis Apple has been using for the past three years, which is in turn a slightly modified version of the chassis they’ve been using since 2008. While not necessarily the thinnest laptop on the market anymore, it is still as thin and portable as it ever has been.
The side panels house a pair of USB 3.0 ports (one left, one right), a Thunderbolt port (which can be used as a mini-Display Port for external monitors), a headset jack, an SDXC card slot, dual microphones and the system’s MagSafe 2 power connectors. The twin microphones are new, and will help others hear you during FaceTime sessions.
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• Graphics X240 Intel Hd
• Screen 13inch
• Intel coreI5 4250 processor
• 128gb flash memory
Dell Latitude E6430 ATG ($1,855.00) at Amazon.com
The Dell Latitude E6430 ATG$1, 862.50 at Dell Small Business is the latest in a long line of rugged and semi-rugged laptops from Dell. The company has got very good at taking some of the rugged tech use designed to do business where the usual suit-and-tie-laptop risks being damaged. The best laptop for business class capability and design is the dell latitude E6430ATG; it leads the pack in terms of performance, durability and battery life.
While the heavy-duty design is expensive overkill for the office-bound, it’s definitely the smart choice for anyone who has seen a regular laptop fall to the hazards of the elements, and earns our Editors’ Choice for rugged laptops.
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It is outfitted with:
• 2.9GHz Intel core i7-3520 dual core processor
• 6gb of ram
• 500gb HDD
Lenovo ThinkPad X240 ($ 1,599.00)
Have an 18-hour business meeting coming up? No problem, if you’ve got the 12.5-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X240. With its extended battery, this 3.6-pound business system lasts more than 20 hours on a charge — the longest of any laptop on the market. With an optional 1080p touch screen, responsive keyboard, accurate Track Point pointing stick and speedy performance, the ThinkPad X240 help you make the most of all those minutes. This Lenevo business laptop can be found for $1,599.00 at E-laptopz.com
• 1.6-GHz Core i5-4200U CPU
• 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD
• Windows 8 Pro
Pros: Longest battery life available; Durable design; Comfortable palm rest; Wide viewing angles
Cons: Low-res screen comes standard; Weak audio.
The Verdict: The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 delivers amazing battery life, powerful performance and a durable design, making it the best business ultraportable yet.
Toshiba Satellite E45T-A4300 ($619.99)
The Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4300 is just such an ultra book, providing solid performance, all-day battery life, and a design that looks far more luxurious than the price tag might suggest, will allow you to make business trips without a hustle. As it is slim and portable to carry around measuring 0.9 by 13.4 by 9.2 inches about the same size as the Lenovo IdeaPad U430.
The Satellite E45t-A4300 features the best 14-inch touch screen with 1,366 by 768 resolutions, which is the standard display quality for this price range. It offers the best digit tracking having a chik let keyboard, for that good typing experience.
The click pad has a wide touch sensor and supports many multitouch controls. The Satellite E45t-A4300 has no optical drive it is fitted with a 750 GB hard drive for the best storage and RAM of 32gb, for your order one can visit Walmart.com
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• HDMI output
• 3 USB 3.0 ports
• Headset jack
• SD card reader
• Intel wireless n 7260
• Intel HD graphics
HP Elite book Revolve 810 (£1,000.00) at ebay
A convertible tablet for the business set, the HP Elite book Revolve 810 $1,461.05 at any online stores or Office Depot applies the Elite book’s design. The small size is extremely portable, and the convertible form factor makes it easy to use as a business site during travels.
The chassis is usually coated with HP scratch resistant and a black paint for easy grip. HP elite has the best water resistant keyboard, thus no liquids will seep into the internals.
It has an 11.6 inch rotating display with a 10 finger tracking. Its resolution is Amazing (1366-by 768) for a for all your business uses.
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The integrated speakers feature DTS Studio Sound, and the speakers themselves produce fairly clear sound, for audio presentations and fine video conferencing services like Skype. In addition to the stereo speakers, a dual-microphone array picks up voices clearly while listening to important audio.
The ports are grouped along the right, with the best gigabit Ethernet port, a full display port. It boosts of excellent sensors associated with mobile devices, the Bluetooth pairing
Mercy is a business analyst for Sat Guru. I also run personal tuition for business school students here in Dubai.