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How to choose the best business laptop

27 February 2023

Working out how to choose the right business laptop can be a daunting task, especially if you're not familiar with the latest hardware and software. However, by understanding the key components and features, you can make an informed decision that meets your business needs. In this guide, we'll cover the basics of what to look for when buying a business laptop.

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The processor is the brain of your computer, and it's essential for running applications and multitasking efficiently.

Below is a list of broad family groups of processors, but there are sub sections of CPUs that can be suited to more processing or battery life. If you would like to know more, please contact us with your requirements and we would be glad to provide further help.

  • Intel I5/AMD Ryzen 5 - Both of these CPUs are great for productivity and multitasking.
  • Intel I7/AMD Ryzen 7 - Great for gaming, power user productivity and basic video editing.
  • Intel I9/AMD Ryzen 9 - Pro workloads, media content creation and more advanced processing.

For Apple devices, the most recent Apples (excluding Mac Pro at time of writing) use Apple's own M class chips

  • M2 - The standard option for most users, this chip is very powerful and will most likely be comparable to an Intel I7/Ryzen 7 chip.
  • M2 Pro - This is the next level up from M2 and offers more performance for both processing and graphics.
  • M2 Max - This is the flagship chip from Apple, offering a boost to both processing and graphics compared to the M2 Pro.


Random Access Memory (RAM) is another important factor to consider when buying a business laptop.

It determines how many applications and processes can run simultaneously.

  • 8GB RAM: Most basic users using mainly email, word processing and simple applications.
  • 16GB RAM: Better multitasking and probably the sweet spot for most users.
  • 32GB RAM: More intensive tasks, like video editing or 3d rendering.


There are three main types of storage to consider when buying a business laptop: Hard Disk Drive (HDD), Solid-State Drive (SSD) and NVMe.

  • HDDs are traditional storage devices that offer more storage space for less money. However, due to moving parts, can be less durable.
  • SSDs, on the other hand, are faster, more reliable and offer better performance.
  • NVMe drives are a newer technology that offer even faster read and write speeds than traditional SSDs, but they are typically more expensive.

For most business users, a 256GB or 512GB SSD is sufficient. But you can check this, by seeing how much space the users have already used via File Explorer (Windows) or checking storage in settings on a Mac.


The graphics card in your laptop determines how well it can handle tasks like video editing, gaming or 3D modelling.

  • Integrated graphics - Suitable for most business users
  • Dedicated graphics - More suited to video editing, 3d rendering and gaming.
  • NVIDIA Quadro and AMD Radeon Pro - More suited to video editing, content creation and 3d rendering.
  • NVIDIA 30/40 series and AMD 6000/7000 series - More suited to gaming, can be used for the same as above, but will use more power to do so.


The display is another important factor to consider when buying a business laptop. A high-quality display can make a significant difference in your productivity, especially if you're working with graphics or videos.

  • Full HD (1920 x 1080) - Suitable for most business users
  • Quad HD (2560 x 1440) - Sharper image, still suitable for most users and some basic video editing.
  • 4K (3840 x 2160) - Sharpest image available on laptops, best suited to video editing and content creation.

Battery Life:

The battery life of your laptop is an essential factor to consider, especially if you need to work on the go. Most business laptops offer a battery life of around 8 to 10 hours. However, if you need more battery life, you can opt for a laptop with a larger battery or an ultra-low voltage (ULV) processor.

Weighing it up:

Choosing the right business laptop can be a challenging task, but by understanding the key components and features, you can make an informed decision. When choosing a laptop, consider your specific business needs and expected workloads. By doing so, you can find a laptop that meets your needs and helps you be more productive, whether you opt for an Intel or an AMD processor and whether you choose a traditional SSD or an NVMe drive

If you are ready to select a laptop, please visit our laptop section here, or contact us if you have any queries

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