One main feature all laptops carry is portability. This is that one reason which shifted the worldwide demand for desktops to laptops back in 2005.
In terms of performance and longevity, laptops often lag behind computers in the race to revolutionize technology. However, with time, brands have been upgrading laptops according to our needs and now, there are numerous models out there which can assure the best user experience.
So if you have been using a laptop or desktop for work and thinking of upgrading, here are three series of laptops worth considering.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Lenovo's ThinkPad series laptops have forever been the most reliable for office use. You would hardly find an office using laptops without ThinkPads. And for this year, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 is on the top of our chart for business laptops.
The 8th Generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes with four processor options to choose from; 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U, i5-10310U with vPro, i7-10510U, and i7-10610U with vPro.
All the four variants can be paired with either an 8GB or 16GB LPDDR3 soldered RAM. And to support the temporary storage, Lenovo offers three hard drive options; 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB PCIe solid-state drive (SSD).
Even if we consider the least of all options - 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is good enough to assist you in carrying out your daily work routine efficiently.
This ThinkPad is powered by a 4-cell 51Wh internal battery that can run up to 13.5 hours on one charge cycle. It comes with a fast-charging 65W AC adapter that can charge the battery from 0 to 100 percent in 75 minutes.
Its one charge cycle can last through your entire day at work and even if the battery drains in between, you can put it on charge during lunch break and it will be up and running for the rest of the day.
All the above mentioned features have been fitted within a girth of 0.59-inches and the laptop weighs around 1.09kg. Its dimensions and weight make it very easy to carry from home to work and back and forth.
MacBook Pro 16-inch
If you are an Apple user or want to shift to Mac from Windows, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is the best option to go for. This latest MacBook is the most reliable laptop for excelling at creativity during work. However, Apple products are known to be more expensive than their competitors and the 2019 MacBook Pro comes with the heftiest price tag within its range.
Apple offers two types of processors with the 2019 MacBook Pro; 2.6GHz, 6‑core Intel Core i7, and 2.3GHz, 8‑core Intel Core i9. Both the processors can be configured to 2.4GHz, 8‑core Intel Core i9, with up to 5.0GHz turbo boost, and 16MB shared L3 cache.
These processors support 16GB of 2666MHz DDR4 onboard memory which can be configurable to 32GB or 64GB of memory. For internal memory, the MacBook Pro offers two options; 512GB and 1TB SSD which can be configured to 2TB, 4TB, or 8TB SSD. To back its performance, this MacBook is equipped with an AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series graphics card.
Apple has managed to power this laptop with everything that you would need to carry out your work smoothly. If your work involves producing high-quality graphics content, you can easily work on large files and multitask while feeding the RAM to high demanding programs.
The MacBook Pro 2019 is, by far, the most powerful laptop among its line, and all of its features are packed within a body that weighs 2kg and measures 0.64-inches in height. This beast stuck in a tiny body can run for up to 11 hours on one charge cycle. It is fitted with a built-in 100Wh li-polymer battery which sports a 96W USB-C power adapter.
Overall, this laptop is a powerhouse that comes with a hefty price tag but the output it delivers is worth paying for.
Dell XPS 15
This laptop has managed to stand out because of its high-tech specs which come with an affordable price tag. If you are looking for a laptop that is an in-between to the above mentioned ones, Dell's XPS 15 would be the best bet.
The XPS 15 comes with three processor options to choose from; Intel Core i5, i7, and i9. Its motherboard can sport an 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB of RAM. Dell offers three hard drive options with the XPS 15 - 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB SSD.
Apart from the Intel Core i5 variant, the rest are equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6 graphics card which is good enough to assist you in carrying out multiple tasks at the same time without having to worry about lags.
The XPS 15 has a 15.6-inch touch-screen display which has a 92.9 percent screen to body ratio. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and all the variants with Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and above sport a 3840x2400 Ultra-HD+ InfinityEdge Anti-Reflective 500-nit display; the best to have been fitted on a laptop so far.
The display comes with touch and non-touch options as well. The touch screen ones are powered by an 86Wh battery and the non-touch ones are powered by a 56Wh battery. It can last for up to eight hours without charge while using high-demanding programmes.
In terms of display and sleek design, Dell has done a pretty good job with its latest XPS. If you like treating your eyes with the highest resolution, the XPS 15 might be the best choice.