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Best Business Laptops of 2021

Laptops are more vital for businesses than ever this year, with an increase in remote working meaning that it is no longer possible for employees to struggle through with outdated devices.

If you are looking to upgrade your firm’s laptops in 2021, here are just a few of the top options to consider.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

There is something reliable and reassuring about the long-standing ThinkPad range, as these laptops have always been made with work in mind, and the latest generation comes with all the bells and whistles you would want from a business-focused machine.

Whether you want to carry out complex and resource-intensive tasks like creating a simple ETL package for SQL Server, or you need the colour accuracy and pixel count of a 4K display, the X1 Carbon delivers on both counts.

While packing 10th gen Core i7 chipsets and up to 16GB of RAM is definitely good for productivity, this laptop also ticks all the boxes in terms of portability and sleekness.

Dell XPS 15

If media consumption and content creation are higher up your list of priorities, then the XPS 15 from Dell is a suitably attractive option.

It packs the same selection of processor variants as the Lenovo machine, but has a discrete graphics solution from Nvidia, rather than relying on Intel’s integrated graphics, which means that it is better equipped to handle things like photo and video editing, as well as media playback and even gaming.

Specifiable with up to 2TB of storage space, and available as a 13 inch counterpart, this seriously slim laptop can also deliver plenty of space for data for those that need it.

Apple MacBook Pro M1

Blowing Intel’s chips out of the water in certain contexts, the M1-powered MacBook Pro is a boundary-pushing laptop for fans of the Apple ecosystem.

There are some compromises to take into account, such as a limited number of ports and storage expansion options compared with Windows-based equivalents, but if you are a committed MacBook user then the 13 inch variant of this latest-gen laptop is definitely worthy of your adulation.

HP Pro C640 Chrome Enterprise

Chromebooks might not always have had the same appeal for businesses as they do for casual users, but this professional grade product from HP is a compelling creation in this respect.

It has a powerful i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 14 inch display, all wrapped up in an alloy chassis that is seriously premium-feeling. Because the software is predominantly powered by the cloud, it is also very versatile for a wide range of productivity uses.


If you are looking for a no-compromises laptop with incredible power under the hood, this is it. It has a Core i9 10980HK which can offer desktop levels of performance, along with the insane Quadro RTX 50000 Max-Q from Nvidia that can handle the heaviest graphical workloads for CAD and anything else.

So long as you are willing to pay the eye-watering price, this MSI laptop will be an absolute beast that is also entirely portable.

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