5 no-nonsense business laptops for those who need to get serious work done from home

Sometimes the definition of “best” gets a little cloudy.

For remote workers stuck in a home office during the pandemic, best usually means fastest and most powerful.

We need the speed, storage and processing power of a high-end laptop so we can complete more work.

Best can also mean extra features like a fingerprint reader, an HDMI-out port, USB-C for connecting our phones and tablets to charge them, and luxuries like high-end graphics.

These top picks do it all — they are the laptops you would choose if you need to make sure you can do everything.


1. HP Elite Dragonfly Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Laptop

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If you don’t want to mess around, go with the HP Elite Dragon Dragonfly. It uses a powerful Intel Core i5 processor, has 8GB of RAM, and all of the frills like a high-def touchscreen. Buy it here.


2. Lenovo ThinkPad T580 Business Laptop

This business laptop has a massive 15.6-inch screen. It has extras like USB-C, a four-in-one memory card reader, and the latest Wi-Fi protocol for fast wireless transfers. Buy it here.


3. Asus ZenBook Flip 14-inch

Another powerful, high-end laptop for a boost during your day, the Asus ZenBook Flip. one nice extra is pen support on the responsive touchscreen for taking notes during meetings. Buy it here.


4. Dell XPS 15 laptop 15.6-inch

Once again, for a true high-end laptop, the Dell XPS 15 is a stunner. This model has 16GB of RAM, a 1TB solid-state drive, and a gorgeous 15.6-inch screen. Buy it here.


5. Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch

For the most power and performance, step up to the MacBook Pro. This is the model with the built-in secondary screen for easy access to app functions. Buy it here.