The latest laptops are made for today’s busy professionals. Not only do they look great in the meeting room, but they’re also thin and light which means they don’t slow you down on your travels.
Plus, Moore’s law means that hardware is improving all the time, so you’re getting better performance as well as longer battery life.
All of this is great news for businesses who want new technology to improve workers’ efficiency and productivity.
Indeed, firms are increasingly being staffed by increasingly tech-savvy employees, including millennials who demand the best technology so they are as productive and efficient as they can be.
In the 2016 Dell and Intel Future Workforce Study, more than 80% of millennials questioned said that workplace technology would influence them when deciding whether to take a job, while 55% of workers over 35 said they would rather have high-tech perks than low-tech perks such as free food or a table tennis table.
But which are the best new laptops you should buy for your staff? We’ve rounded up the five best business laptops on offer at Currys PC World Business including traditional 15” designs to the latest 2-in-1 laptop/tablets such as the Microsoft Surface and Surface Book 2.
Why should you buy from Currys PC World Business?
For a start, the range is huge. There are over 60,000 business products available both online and in store. And expert advice is available from Business Advisers in over 300 stores nationwide.
To ensure you get the best price, there’s the Business Price Promise. If you find the same product available cheaper from Amazon, John Lewis, Argos or AO.com – even up to 7 days afterwards – Currys PC World Business will match it. And there’s a 30-day credit facility available so you can buy now and pay later.
Talking of discounts, you’ll get 3% off any Windows laptop when buying directly through this link.
Dell XPS 15 9560 15.6″ Intel Core i7 laptop
The XPS 15 packs a stunning 15.6” screen into a design that’s the size of most 14” laptops, making it the smallest 15.6” in the world.
It’s also thin and light thanks to a carbon fibre and aluminium frame. With a Core i7 processor and Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics, it’s powerful, too, yet the battery should see you through a full working day.
Ultimately, if you’re after one of the best all-round Windows laptops the XPS 15 is hard to beat.
Microsoft Surface Pro 128 GB & Type Cover
The Surface Pro can be a tablet or a full Windows 10 laptop thanks to the included Type Cover, which also includes a mouse trackpad. The Surface’s high-resolution 12.3” screen is ideal for productivity, as is the fact the battery lasts up to 13.5 hours between charges.
The innovative hinge lets you adjust the screen to any angle and there’s an option pen which lets you sketch and jot down notes.
Apple MacBook Air 13.3″
The MacBook Air needs little introduction. Often copied but rarely equalled, this 13.3” version is just about the perfect travel companion. It’s lightweight and lasts all day away from the mains.
It runs the latest version of macOS – High Sierra – and has a fantastic 1440×900-pixel screen with accurate colours.
HP 250 G6 15.6″ Intel Core i7 laptop
We’ve long been fans of HP’s 250 laptop, a design which has stood the test of time. This is, of course, the very latest model with a powerful Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM: impressive specifications at this price.
The 15.6in screen has a Full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and, unlike many modern laptops, there’s a useful DVD writer built in.
With all the ports you need for presentations and the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the HP 250 is great value.
Microsoft Surface Book 2 512 GB
Microsoft says the Surface Book is the ultimate laptop, and it’s hard to argue with the claim. This is the second-generation version with the latest 8th-generation Core i7 processor and Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics.
The screen detaches from the keyboard when you need just a tablet but when in laptop mode this is one of the best designed and made you’ll find.