Looking for easy-to-tote, durable, powerful laptops for business that can last? ROSE ITSL has compiled the following review of the latest business laptops on the market in 2014 to get the job done.
Lenovo ThinkPad X240
The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 business laptop features improved graphics support with new Power Bridge Technology that combines an internal battery with an external swappable battery for maximum battery life.
Pros: Up to 8.7 Hours of Battery Life with the combined 3-Cell Internal and External Batteries, Weighs 2.84 Pounds, Ergonomic Keyboard enhanced for Windows 8, Cost-effective, 4th generation Intel i5 Processor, 12.5 Inch Capacitive 10-Finger Touch Panel Display, VGA Port.
Cons: Fingerprint reader an optional feature, plastic chassis not as sturdy as competitor’s new metal designs.
Apple MacBook Air
The Apple MacBook Air is the laptop for you if portability and power are the features you’re look for.
Pros: 12 Hours Battery Life, Thin and Light 0.68 Inch Thick Unibody Design, Weighs 2.38 Pounds, 13 Inch Display, Superb Multi-Touch Trackpad and Back-lit Keyboard, Powerful 4th Generation Intel i5 Processor, 9 Times Faster All-Flash Storage up to 512GB, affordable price-point.
Cons: No Touch-screen or High-resolution Display, Aesthetic Design remains similar to previous MacBook Air Models.
Dell XPS 13
The Dell XPS 13 combines a new HD Display with Touchscreen capabilities together with portability and performance.
Pros: Beautiful glossy 13 Inch HD Display, Standard Corning Gorilla Glass Touchscreen, 4th generation Intel i5 Mid-range Processor, 8GB DDR3 Memory, 128 GB Solid State Drive (SSD), Design is Thin and Durable with a great Keyboard and Trackpad, Affordably Priced, 8.5 Hours Battery Life and Weighs 2.95 Pounds.
Cons: Too few ports: No SD Card Slot, No Ethernet Port, Only two (2) USB 3.0 Ports, Non-swappable Battery,
HP Spectre 13 x2 Pro
The sleek, precision-crafted HP Spcetre 13 x2 Pro offers the benefits of an Ultrabook and the convenience of a tablet in a single, sophisticated design.
Pros: Cost-Effective, Converts into a Large 13 Inch Tablet with a 13 Inch 1080 Display, Great Selection of Ports, 4th Generation Intel i5 Processor, 128GB Solid State Drive, Up to 12 Hours of Dual Battery Life.
Cons: The combined hybrid body is awkwardly top-heavy where the slate element Weighs 2.2 Pounds and the Laptop as a whole Weighs 4.3 Pounds, additionally the touch pad isn’t sensitive enough for easy all-day use.
The Toshiba KIRAbook 13-i7s is the perfect union of performance and elegant aesthetic design.
Pros: 13 Inch PixelPure HD Display, Fingerprint-resistant Multitouch Screen, Backlit Keyboard, Weighs 2.9 Pounds, Stabilizing Hinge, Durable Honeycomb Reinforced Structure, 4th generation i7 Intel Processor, Premium Audio System, 8 Hours Battery Life.
Cons: Higher price point, May have to adjust zoom or screen resolution for apps.
Sony VAIO Pro 13
Not everyone wants to buy an Apple laptop, but serious Windows 8 competitors to the MacBook Air have been few and far between, this is where the Sony VAIO Pro 13 steps in.
Pros: Weighs 2.34 Pounds, Multi-touch Trackpad and Back-lit Keyboard, 13 Inch Touchscreen Display, Additional USB Port on the Power Adapter, 6.5 Hours Battery Life, Optional Add-on Battery, 4th Generation Intel i5 Processor, competitively priced.
Cons: Carbon Fiber Body not as strong as the new metal designs of it’s competition, Feeble Hinges, Non-removable battery.
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus
The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus embodies premium performance, superior battery life in a sophisticated, sleek design.
Pros: Sturdy, slim design, 13 Inch Ultra HD Touch Screen, 11 Hours Battery Life, Weighs 3 Pounds, Screen Panel Flips 180 Degrees, 4th generation Intel i5 Processor, Backlit keyboard.
Cons: High end purchase, VGA and HDMI Ports Not Included.