10 Best Business Laptops for 2018

Whether you’re buying a fleet of notebooks for your workforce or looking to upgrade your current model, you’ll need a business laptop that’s powerful and reliable.
Compared to their consumer-focused counterparts, business laptops combine cutting-edge productivity and security features to respond to the needs of the modern workplace.

There are a few considerations to keep in mind when choosing a laptop for professional use. Generally, when looking for the best spec aim for a good resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels or higher, SSDs for responsiveness, Windows 10 Pro operating system and one of the latest Intel Core processors. Once you’ve ticked these boxes, it’s more about personal preference to find a device that supports how you work to empower you to get the most from your day.

To help you find the right business laptop for you, we have shared our expertise to bring you our list (in no particular order) of the 10 best business laptops to suit all budgets.

1. Lenovo ThinkPad E470

With over 17 hours of battery life, lightweight design and spill-resistant keyboard, Lenovo’s 14-inch ThinkPad strikes the perfect balance between usability, portability and performance. If you’re looking for a business laptop that combines power and durability at a price that doesn’t break the bank, then the Lenovo ThinkPad E470 is a great choice for you.

Product Specifications- Lenovo ThinkPad E470

Processor Intel Core i5-7200U
RAM 4GB DDR4
Storage SSD : 256 GB 2.5” SSD

HDD : 500 GB – 7200 RPM / 1 TB – 5400 RPm

Display 14-inch display

1920 x 1080 pixels

Operating System Windows 10 Pro

From €631.49 excl. VAT

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  1. HP EliteBook 1040 G4 Notebook PC

If you don’t want to comprise between style and performance, then look no further than HP’s EliteBook range. With industry-leading security features, up to 18 hours of battery life, a sleek and light design the EliteBook 1040 ticks all the boxes of what to look for in a business laptop.

 Key Product Specifications- HP EliteBook 1040 G4 Notebook PC

Processor Intel Core i7-7500U
Memory  and Storage 8 GB memory
256 GB SSD storage
Display 14-inch Display

Full HD 1920 x 1080

Operating System Windows 10 Pro

From €2,037.22 excl. VAT

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  1. HP ZBook 14u G4 Mobile Workstation

For creative professionals looking for a more powerful device to handle large graphics files, the HP z Book mobile workstation is a great choice. The HPZBook Workstation delivers an extraordinary level of power and graphics capability in a remarkably compact design. It’s also the thinnest mobile workstation, the powerful, 14-inch business laptop is just 0.7 inches thick but packs in AMD Radeon Pro graphics, an Intel 8th Gen Core i5 or Core i7 CPU and speedy PCIe SSD storage.

 Key Product Specifications- HP ZBook Workstation

Processor Intel Core i7-7500U
Memory  and Storage 8 GB memory
256 GB SSD storage
Display 14-inch display

1920 x 1080 pixels

Operating System Windows 10 Pro

From €1,145.75 excl. VAT

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  1. DELL XPS Touchscreen Silver Notebook

The Dell XPS is classified as a business laptop, however, it’s more geared towards a home office environment. This award-winning laptop has stunning, state- of- the art display and an exceptional battery life of up to 22 hours. The Dell XPS has best-in-class security with industry-leading endpoint solutions that include leading-edge encryption, authentication and threat protection. If you work from home or work remotely frequently then this one’s a great option for you.

 Key Product Specifications- DELL XPS

Processor Intel Core i7 (7th Gen) 7660U
Memory & Storage 16 GB LPDDR3

512 GB – M.2 SSD

Display 13.3-inch Touchscreen

3200 x 1800 / QHD+

Operating System Window 10 Pro

From €1,834.39 excl. VAT

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5. HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2

The HP EliteBook x360 130 G2 business laptop doubles up as a tablet making it one of the most versatile laptops in the EliteBook range. With the thin, light design, 360° movement range, comprehensive security and up to 16 hours and 30 minutes of battery life,  HP EliteBook x360 is the perfect solution for professionals on the move. It also offers a fingerprint reader, Windows hello facial logins and a phone app that lets you know if your laptop has been tampered with.

 Key Product Specifications- HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2

Processor Intel® Core™ i7-7600U
Memory and Storage 16 GB memory
256 GB SSD storage
Display 13.3-inch display with touchscreen

1920 x 1080 pixels

Operating System Windows 10 Pro

From €1,913.64 excl. VAT

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6. Fujitsu LIFEBOOK 15.6″ Black Notebook

For a more value-priced business laptop on our list, the FUJITSU is a no frills, no fuss business laptop. If you’re a small business owner looking for a reliable, flexible and secure device to run your business operations then the Fujitsu Lifebook is a perfect choice.

 Key Product Specifications- Fujitsu LIFEBOOK

Processor Intel Core i5-7200U
RAM 4 GB
Display 15.6-inch display

1366 x 768 pixels

Operating System Windows 10 Pro

From €579.93 excl. VAT

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  1. Microsoft Surface Book Touchscreen Silver Hybrid (2-in-1)

Get the best of both worlds with the beautifully designed and powerful Microsoft Surface Book 2-in-1 business laptop. The Surface Book 2 has some powerful enough components to handle most day-to-day tasks, and even some light video editing if you go for a model with a dedicated graphics card. Its PixelSense display is one of the best LCD panels on the market with a resolution of 2736 x 1824. That being said be warned, not unlike the HP EliteBook x360 the price is not for the faint-hearted.

 Key Product Specifications- Microsoft Surface Book Touchscreen Silver Hybrid

Processor Intel Core i7-8650U
Memory and Storage 16GB RAM

256GB SSD

Display 15-inch display

3240 x 2160

Operating System Windows 10 Pro

From €2,169.88 excl. VAT

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  1. Apple MacBook Pro with Touch bar

If you’re an avid Mac user looking for a business laptop, we suggest you check out the 13-inch MacBook Pro with touch bar. The new touch bar feature replaces the traditional function keys and can be used for a number of things, including offering auto-suggestion words as you type or offer touch ID so you can log in with just your fingerprint. Like most MacBooks the Apple MacBook Pro works really well with creative applications like Adobe Photoshop, so for creative professionals that need a lightweight laptop to work remotely, the MacBook Pro is a great option.

 Key Product Specifications- Mac Book Pro with Touchbar

Processor 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory and Storage 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz

256GB SSD

Display 13.inch DisplayDisplay resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels
Operating System macOS Sierra

From €2,297.66 excl. VAT

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9. Dell Latitude 5580 Black NoteBook

DELL’S latitude 500 range is a fully- featured business-class mobile workhorse built for ultimate productivity and performance and featuring top of the line security features. It’s a sturdy, speedy machine that can be configured just about any way you like, with features enough to satisfy your fussiest employee. However, its size and power make it something of a niche or near-workstation system so if your someone who is on the move a lot this might not be the right option for you.

 Key Product Specifications- Dell Latitude 5580 Black NoteBook

Processor

Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) 7200U
Memory and Storage 8 GB DDR4

256 SSD

Display 15.6″ 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
Operating System Windows 10 Pro

From €1,013.07 excl. VAT

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10. HP ProBook 450 G5 Notebook

HP ProBook business notebooks are aimed at the entry-level market. While it might not be as quite as stylish as the premium EliteBook range, the HP ProBook its secure, powerful, portable and most of all excellent value for money. This makes the HP ProBook a perfect fit for a growing business.

We also currently have some great offers on the HP ProBook 450 G5 with a 20% price drop for the month of March and up to €330 cashback when you trade in your old device.

 Key Product Specifications- HP ProBook 450 G5 Notebook PC

Processor Intel® Core i5-8250U
Memory & Storage 8GB DDR4- 2400 SDRAM

256 SSD

Display 15.6-inch display

1366 x 768 pixels

Operating System Windows 10 Pro

From €671.95 excl. VAT

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We hope this blog post has given you some helpful insights into choosing the best laptop to meet your specific business needs. If you’re still baffled by choice, one of our sales team would be happy to share their expert knowledge to guide you through. Business laptops are built to last so it important that you get the right one off the mark.

 

1 Comments

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    Lenovo ThinkPad E470 is the best choice in the list, considering the brand name and price. Only Fujitsu LIFEBOOK 15.6″ Black Notebook is costlier than Lenovo ThinkPad E470.

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