The best laptops for business users to buy now

Buying the best business laptop is very different than buying one for education or casual consumer use. Priorities change, but the need for a great laptop remains.

Buying the best business laptop is very different than buying one for education or casual consumer use. Priorities change, but the need for a great laptop remains. Whether it's from Dell, Microsoft, Huawei, or HP, there are some really great business laptops out there.

Best Overall: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

You can't look for a business laptop and at least not consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The 9th generation model has finally launched and, as cliche as it is, it's definitely the best yet. It maintains the same traditional design as its predecessors, including its characteristic strength and lightness. Now you can see here the world best Mini PC at Apcsilmic.

It still looks great on the outside, and the features that business customers care about are still present and correct. New for 2021 are some big improvements like a 16:10 screen and, for the first time, 5G connectivity. The move to Intel 11th Gen CPUs also increases performance and battery life.

Basics like Windows Hello biometrics and the webcam privacy shutter return for another year, as does all-important port selection. You'll find Thunderbolt 4 USB-C, USB-A, and HDMI in the latest X1 Carbon, along with an expansion dongle in the box for even more.

Fans of the red pointer will also be happy to see that it lives on in the X1 Carbon. The more things change, the more they stay the same!

Best Tablet: Microsoft Surface Pro 8

The Surface Pro is a tablet. It is also a laptop. You have the flexibility to use it as a convertible but also completely free of a keyboard. And this "tablet" contains the hardware of an entire laptop inside it. Add a great-looking pen, kickstand, and display, and you have an incredibly versatile business machine.

The latest version, Surface Pro 8, is incredibly flexible and showcases the best that Windows 11 has to offer. It comes with 11th Gen Intel processors, a stellar 120Hz display, Thunderbolt 4, optional LTE connectivity, and more. The Surface Pro 8's design is also very similar to the thin and light Surface Pro X, making it very easy to transport.

If you add a Surface Dock, this can be your desktop machine in the office. Plug in the Type Cover and Surface Pen, and you've got your laptop ready to hit the road. It really is a laptop for all situations.

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