Best 3 Business Laptops for 2010

By Soumitra Mondal, Gaea News Network
Saturday, October 9, 2010

For the past few years business laptops have created a market segment of their own. Business users need a high performance laptop in a lightweight form factor which won’t break their back as they need to carry it to a number of places. A number of manufacturers are designing and marketing dedicated business laptops keeping in mind the need of the customers. They are at constant effort to maintain the flexibility and make the laptops as powerful as the desktops. Every business needs are different. Certain factors are same while manufacturing business laptops such as screen size, power, connectivity, and hard drive size. The weight and size of the laptops should also be considered. The battery backup is another factor which cannot be neglected at all. After a vigorous search, here are three business laptops which can be chosen according to your needs.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X201

It has a 12.1 inch display with touchscreen which may be useful for many business users. It can also be rotated into tablet mode. We can use both Windows touch functionality and the Lenovo SimpleTap interface. It is powered with an Intel Core i7 processor for the heavy workloads that you may need for your business use though battery life is less than average with this processor. The ThinkPad X201 starts from $1549, and the touchscreen version will end in the $2000 mark.

HP Elite Book 8440W

This notebook also comes with a powerful Intel Core i7 processor and rugged overall design. The keyboard is quite nice to use for typing lengthy documents but the touchpad is not very suitable for extensive use. It has 14 inch LED screen with a fantastic resolution of 1600 x 900. The sound quality is superb for a business machine. The EliteBook 8440W sells for about $1500.

Dell Precision M4500

Dell Precision M4500 is an all rounder in the market. It is sold in a number of different 15.6 inch configurations. You can configure it with an i7 processor and RAM of up to 8GB. Screen resolution is also good and goes up to 1920 x 1080. Outdoor legibility of the display is superb making Precision M4500 very much suitable for business purpose. The price is about $3000.

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