A look at the best business laptops for the user on the go.
3. Dell XPS 13 Kaby Lake – £1,150
The Dell XPS 13 Kaby Lake is a critically acclaimed wonder, having won the coveted title of ‘Laptop of the year’ from numerous publications. The ‘ultraportable’, as Dell puts it, laptop is specced with a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5, an Intel HD620, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD, all of this makes it ideal for working on the go.
However, its poor webcam position makes it slightly less than ideal for conference calls. It’ll do in a pinch, but if you want to maintain your professional look it would probably be more practical to invest in an external camera, something that would add to its already pretty significant price.
There is a cheaper version at £799 that doesn’t come with the touchscreen and with identical specs, so if the asking price is a little high for you then that option may be the best for you.
The Dell XPS 13 Kaby Lake is available from £1,150.
4. HP Elite x2 – £1,099
The HP Elite x2 blurs the line between laptop and tablet and in this case, that’s definitely a good thing. The 12 inch tablet comes with a clip on keyboard, 4GB of ram and a 128GB SSD, which is some serious technology for something of its size.
The only downside is the processing power, the Intel Core m3-6Y30 900MHz is probably more than what you’ll need it for but give it a little pressure and you’ll start to see some significant drawbacks. It’s a steep price to pay on top of this.
If the processing power is something you can live with then business laptops don’t really come much more portable for this. The windows 10 operating system and Bluetooth capability will also ensure that you’ve got everything you need in one convenient package.
The HP Elite x2 is available from £1,099.
5. Acer Chromebook 14 for Work – £400
The Acer Chromebook 14 for work is a sleek and stylish little laptop, with a design not dissimilar from a Macbook Air. This Chrome OS laptop is equipped with a 1.6GHz Intel Celeron, 2 or 4GB of RAM, and up to 32GB of storage. Whilst it’s not one of the most intensive specifications, the machine does come at a significantly lower price.
For a price as low as this it would be foolish to expect much, but the 2GB of RAM is hardly even worth considering, just opening one too many tabs on your browser would be enough to get that laptop chugging.
Thankfully, now that Chrome OS has full Android app support, you’ll never struggle to find the functions you need. The webcam also has a fantastic field of view, better than most high priced devices, so conference calls won’t be a problem for business on the go.
The Acer Chromebook 14 is available from £400.