Originally posted on March 22, 2014 @ 10:17 am
While tablets are the best friends of youngsters today, the laptop is still the most reliable for business people constantly on the move. The device, being the portable version of the desktop computer, is capable of performing both light and heavy tasks even when a business professional is traveling to other places.
But with the numerous brands and models of laptops on the market these days, it can be a real challenge to choose the best one that fits your lifestyle and budget. Experts recommend a laptop with 13-inch or 14-inch display and one that weighs less than five pounds. This type of device is easy to bring along wherever you may be heading to and still powerful to accomplish your business tasks while in a remote location.
Lenovo ThinkPad X240
The traveling businessman will definitely benefit greatly from the Lenovo ThinkPad which boasts of having the longest battery life for a laptop. A fully charged battery can last foro more than 20 hours so you can be sure to do your work seamlessly even while on a long-haul flight.
This laptop features a 12.5 inch touch screen display, a keyboard, a TrackPoint pointing stick and top speed. It retails at $860.
Asus Transformer Book Duet
For those who can’t decide between a laptop and tablet, the Asus Transformer Book Duet is the perfect choice. This is the first of its kind laptop in the world that converts into a tablet. This means it can switch between Windows 8.1 and Android with a simple push of a button.
Other features include a 13.3-inch touchscreen display that can be detached and a keyboard dock. Weighing at 4.2 pounds, this quad-mode laptop-tablet is also affordable at $599.
Apple MacBook Pro
Business professionals who need to do heavy work that entails the use of a lot of graphics and top speed performance can rely on the Apple MacBook Pro, considered the best workstation laptop. Featuring a 15-inch retina display, this device weighs 4.5 pounds and uses the latest quad-core Core i7 Intel processor.
Be prepared to invest on this laptop as it costs $1,999. The smaller size with 13-inch display is cheaper at $1,299. Battery life for the two range from 8 to 9.5 hours.
HP TouchSmart 11z
Laptops need not be pricey. In fact, you can get the HP TouchSmart at an affordable rate of $399. This laptop with an 11-inch touchscreen display runs on Windows 8 or 8.1 and weighs 3.4 pounds only. Its battery can last for more than six hours so this is a good choice.
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