The Lenovo ThinkPad T450s is the business laptop to beat. With the best keyboard in the business and an accurate pointing stick / touch pad, you'll be able to type and navigate with maximum comfort and accuracy. And with 15.5 hours of endurance, with the extended battery, you'll be able to go unplugged all day long.
With its carbon fiber lid and magnesium chassis, the 3.5-pound ThinkPad T450s is light but built tough. The starting configuration comes with a 1600 x 900-pixel, 14-inch display and mechanical hard drive, but we recommend spending more for the full-HD screen and speedy SSD.
Many business ultraportables stay light by skimping on connectivity and endurance, but not the ThinkPad X250. This 2.8-pound, 12.5-inch business behemoth has a full array of ports, including full-size Ethernet and an SD card reader while offering over 15 hours of battery life. Better still, the X250 has a durable chassis and one of the best keyboards on the market.
If getting work done on the go is a priority, the Toshiba Portege Z20t delivers. This attractive hybrid offers a rich, detachable 12.5-inch 1080p display, as well as dual styluses for easy note-taking during meetings. Thanks to two batteries that combine to last more than 14 hours, you can count on the Portege to get you through the workday and beyond.
Starting under $450, the Dell Venue 11 Pro 5000 Series is a strong choice for business users. This 2-in-1 sports a sturdy magnesium design, zippy quad-core processor and versatile docking options for turning this tablet into a laptop or desktop. The full-HD, 10.8-inch display isn't the brightest, but it offers plenty of detail. We also like the 8 hours of battery life.
Ready to perform in almost any environment, the Latitude Rugged Extreme meets all sorts of military-standard requirements for temperature, shock, radiation, sand and dust, rain and more. Even when we dropped this 8.6-pound tank of a laptop from chin height, it didn't flinch. Dell Data Protection features will help you encrypt your data and protect against malware attacks. The more than 8 hours of battery life solidifies the Rugged Extreme as a top pick.
If you're looking for a work notebook that can do everything, and do it well, the 15-inch ThinkPad Yoga is the system for you. In laptop mode, the comfy keyboard, 8-hour battery life and mil-spec 810G construction won't let you down. But the possibilities don't stop there. With its sturdy hinge, the Yoga 15's screen can rotate 360 degrees, transforming into a great presentation device or supersize tablet in just a moment's notice. Priced at $999 for an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 180GB SSD and an Nvidia 840M GPU, there's almost no task this 2-in-1 can't handle.