Best Business Laptops 2017

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Best Business Laptop Overall

Lenovo ThinkPad T460

Editor's Choice

No other business laptop offers a better combination of comfort, performance, durability and battery life.. The 14-inch ThinkPad T460 really stands out with its hot-swappable battery, which provides over 13 hours of endurance. Other reasons to invest include an excellent keyboard and a  MIL-SPEC 810G-tested chassis that can take a beating.

Lenovo ThinkPad T460 Review

Best Business Laptops 2017
Product: Use Case: Rating:
Lenovo ThinkPad T460 Best Business Laptop Overall 4 out of 5
Lenovo ThinkPad X260 Best Battery Life 4 out of 5
Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Best Small Business Laptop 4.5 out of 5
HP EliteBook Folio G1 Most-Portable Business Laptop 4 out of 5
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Best 2-in-1 Hybrid 4 out of 5
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Best Business Ultrabook 4 out of 5
Dell Latitude E5570 Best 15-inch Laptop 3.5 out of 5
Dell Precision 5510 Best Workstation 4 out of 5
Acer Chromebook 14 for Work Best Business Chromebook 4 out of 5
Lenovo ThinkPad T470 New and Notable N/A
AsusPro B9440 New and Notable N/A
  • Best Battery Life

    Lenovo ThinkPad X260

    Editor's Choice

    How much work could you get done with over 17 hours of battery life? The 12.5-inch ThinkPad X260 will help you answer that question with its epic endurance, comfortable keyboard and strong performance. At 3.2 pounds (3.6 pounds with extended battery), Lenovo's MIL-SPEC-tested laptop is light enough to take anywhere and svelte enough to fit on any tray or lap. For the best experience, make sure you configure the X260 with a 1920 x 1080 display and a 6-cell battery.

    Lenovo ThinkPad X260 Review

  • Best Small Business Laptop

    Lenovo ThinkPad 13

    Editor's Choice

    Lenovo's ThinkPad 13 has all the features a large enterprise customer could want at a price even family businesses will love. Lenovo's laptop provides a full HD display, an SSD, a world-class keyboard, more than 9 hours of endurance and MIL-SPEC-tested durability for just over $600.

    Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Review

  • Most-Portable Business Laptop

    HP EliteBook Folio G1

    Editor's Choice

    At just 2.14 pounds and 0.47 inches thick , the EliteBook Folio G1 is the thinnest and lightest business laptop on the market. However, this powerful system doesn't compromise on durability, usability or security, offering a MIL-SPEC-tested chassis, a sharp 12.5-inch display and one of the best keyboards we've tested. 

    HP EliteBook Folio G1 Review

  • Best 2-in-1 Hybrid

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

    Editor's Choice

    A no-compromise business 2-in-1, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga offers a snappy keyboard, 8 and a half hours of endurance and a rich touch screen that displays more than 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut. Capable of bending into tablet, tent or stand modes, the 2.8-pound X1 Yoga also packs an extremely pen-like stylus and WRITEit software that lets you scribble into any text field.

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review

  • Best Business Ultrabook

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

    Editor's Choice

    The Rolls Royce of business laptops, the 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon offers a host of premium features, including a vibrant 1080p or 2K screen, a best-in-class keyboard and over 9 hours of battery life. Better still, this powerful portable weighs just 2.6 pounds but is well-made enough to pass a host of MIL-SPEC durability tests.

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review

  • Best 15-inch Laptop

    Dell Latitude E5570

    Dell's 15.6-inch Latitude E5570 offers a strong combination of performance, flexibility and usability that business users will love. A responsive keyboard, accurate touchpad and helpful pointing stick make typing and navigating a breeze while an optional, quad-core Core i7 CPU provides workstation-class performance.

    Dell Latitude E5570 Review

  • Best Workstation

    Dell Precision 5510

    Ideal for CAD work, 3D animation or other graphically intensive business apps, Dell's Precision 5510 packs equal parts performance and portability. This 4.6-pound, 15.6-inch workstation boasts a powerful Intel Xeon CPU, Nvidia M1000M Quadro graphics and an eye-popping Infinity Display with vibrant colors and almost no bezel at all.

    Dell Precision 5510 Review

  • Best Business Chromebook

    Acer Chromebook 14 for Work

    If your company has gone all-in with Google Apps for Work, the Acer Chromebook 14 for Work may be your best choice. Executives will love it for its sleek design and a ruggedized chassis that can withstand drops from up to 4 feet and small spills on the keyboard. IT administrators will appreciate being able to preconfigure the Chromebook 14 through the web-based Chrome Device Management panel. And everyone will be impressed by the laptop's 8 hours and 33 minutes of battery life, along with zippy performance from its Core i5 CPU and 8GB of RAM.

  • New and Notable

    Lenovo ThinkPad T470

    The successor to our favorite business laptop boosts performance with an Intel 7th Gen Core CPU and an optional PCIe SSD. Even better, the ThinkPad T470 comes standard with a Thunderbolt 3 port you can connect to high-speed peripherals or use to charge the laptop with an entire ecosystem of docks and universal power bricks.

  • New and Notable

    AsusPro B9440

    Asus claims that its Pro B9440 is the lightest 14-inch business notebook around at just 2.3 pounds. It will launch in May starting at $999 with either Intel Core i5 or Core i7 U-series CPUS, up to 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. It will be MIL-STD 810G tested, feature both USB Type-C and Type-A ports and optional vPro support for a fingerprint sensor.