Methodology of Making The Best Choice Of Laptop For Your Business

Methodology of Making The Best Choice Of Laptop For Your Business

To find the best laptops for a wide variety of business users, we began by talking to business travelers, entrepreneurs and sole-proprietors. We asked what features are most important in choosing a new laptop and what features they would change or improve. Of course, different things were important to different users. Power and portability led the charts among business travelers, durability was tops among trade professionals, and display was key for business owners who need to share their screen with clients. Cost and computing power were important across the board. Customer support and security features also weighed heavily in purchase decisions.

Along with talking to a range of users, we also did our own extensive research, reading hundreds of online consumer and professional reviews. We then narrowed our list to the 10 most mentioned brands, comparing and contrasting the options offered. We also reviewed manufacturer specs and customer resources, among other things.

Based on this research, we developed these criteria, which we used to evaluate each product:

  • Cost

  • Portability

  • Display clarity and size

  • Keyboard design

  • Ports and peripherals

  • Audio and video clarity

  • Security options

  • Weight and dimensions

  • Customer service

  • Technical support availability

  • Operating system

Small Business Laptops to Consider

Lenovo Thinkpad T470

A strong contender that came close but couldn’t beat its sibling the Thinkpad X1 Carbon as the best overall laptop. Starting around $881, it is a good choice for your business computing needs if you want to save some considerable cash. Business analyst Amarjit Kaur said her T470 is great “but it will lose Wi-Fi in case you just close it and then open it without the proper shutdown process, so you have to restart again.”

Lenovo Yoga 910

Lenovo’s Yoga 910 was another of our favorites in the 2-in-1 convertible category. The display is beautiful and nearly bezel-free. It also boasts more than 10 hours of battery life, making it a great companion in the office or on the go.

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch

It’s hard not to show a little bias here, given that this article was written on a MacBook Air 13-inch, mostly on a plane by a writer in a tiny economy seat. In fact, a larger laptop may not have fit on the tray table. The MacBook Air’s slim profile makes it a great travel companion, plus it has awesome battery life and starts at just $849. Yes, the display could be better, but if you’re a fan of Apple’s OS, it’s a solid choice.

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (15-inch)

Overall, the MacBook Pro is a great product that’s beautiful to look at. The Retina display is truly gorgeous, and this is one seriously fast computer, but there aren’t many changes to the newest model that give it any serious “wow” factor. Still,  it’s a solid piece of technology that’s built to last.

MSFT Surface Book 2

Microsoft’s latest Surface Book became available to pre-order on Nov. 9, and some reviewers who’ve already taken it for a test run hail it as a “top-of-the-line powerhouse,” with a 13.5-inch or 15-inch display, dual-core and available quad-core processors, exceptional battery life of up to 17 hours, and NVIDIA graphics performance, all on the Windows 10 Pro operating system.

Since then, it’s held up to the hype and has even seen a price drop. There’s also special pricing for eligible students, parents, teachers, and military.

Acer Chromebook 14 for Work

If you work in the cloud, a Chromebook can be a great way to save money on a solid piece of hardware. Acer’s Chromebook 14 for Work is more expensive than a lot of its competitors, which leaves it lacking in our opinion, even with its decent battery life and virtually bezel-free display.

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